Ensemble Theatre
Professional Theatre

By: Lorainne Hansberry

Show Description:
A Raisin in the Sun was the first play written by a black woman to be produced on Broadway, as well as the first with a black director, Mr. Lloyd Richards. Set on Chicago’s South Side, the plot revolves around the divergent dreams and conflicts within three generations of the Younger family: son Walter Lee, his wife Ruth, his sister Beneatha, his son Travis, and matriarch Lena. When her deceased husband’s insurance money comes through, Mama Lena dreams of moving to a new home and a better neighborhood in Chicago. Walter Lee, a chauffeur, has other plans: buying a liquor store and being his own man. Beneatha dreams of medical school. The tensions and prejudice they face form this seminal American drama. The Younger family’s heroic struggle to retain dignity in a harsh and changing world is a searing and timeless document of hope and inspiration.

Staff and Cast:

Director: Celeste Cosentino

Angela Winbourn (Lena Younger)
Eugene Sumlin (Walter Lee Younger)
Zyrece Montgomery (Beneatha Younger)
Nicole Sumlin (Ruth Younger)
Easton Sumlin (Travis Younger)
Leilani Barrett (Joseph Asagai)
Nnamdi Okpala (George Murchison)
Bobby Williams (Bobo)
Chris Bizub (Karl Linder)
Ticket Information
and Promotional Materials

January 25 - February 17


8pm Fridays
8pm Saturdays
2pm Sundays (No performance 2/10)

$12-$40 Reserved Seating

(216) 321-2930
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Ensemble Theatre
2843 Washington Blvd

Cleveland, OH 44118

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