Blog entries tagged with a raisin in the sun

A Raisin D'Etre

by: John J King at 04/08/2013 11:26 AM

From John J King , the official "Child Wrangler" for  A Raisin In The Sun: The things I remember about theater I’ve worked on are behind the scenes — you don’t remember the way an audience laughed at a line on the third Friday, but you remember th...

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The Secret History of A Raisin In The Sun

by: Sam Lasman at 03/27/2013 10:40 PM

A Raisin in the Sun  achieved instant success when it premiered in 1959. However, the titanic reputation of Lorraine Hansberry's masterpiece has obscured the legacy of black playwrights who preceded her. While she was the first black woman to have...

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Reverse The Curse: A Raisin In The Sun

by: Thom Dunn at 03/15/2013 10:43 PM

This past Wednesday night marked a miracle: Liesl Tommy finally opened a Huntington show on schedule. Liesl’s previous two Huntington Openings were canceled –from a huge snowstorm January 5, 2011 ( Ruined ) and because of the Back Bay Blackout in...

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A Raisin In The Sun: #Twittermission Round-Up

by: Thom Dunn at 03/12/2013 10:49 PM

This past Friday night we hosted our second #Twittermission event, encouraging the audience to tweet us questions about the production to be answered by an artist involved the show. We were lucky enough to be joined by Omar Robinson , currently...

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A Raisin In The Sun Tech Week

by: Thom Dunn at 03/06/2013 10:51 PM

The cast and crew of our new production of A Raisin In The Sun  have been working over the past few weeks to bring Liesl Tommy's fresh new vision of this timeless American classic to the stage. Cast members Keona Welch (Beneatha), LeRoy McClain...

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This Friday — Join The Party With #35Below!

by: Thom Dunn at 03/05/2013 10:54 PM

Theatre is one of the oldest human art forms, but somewhere along the way, it developed a stigma as being for “old people.” There’s plenty of sociological and cultural history that can explain this — cost, tradition, increasing accessibility to...

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A Raisin In The Sun First Rehearsal: the Meet & Greet

by: Thom Dunn at 02/14/2013 10:56 PM

Tuesday marked the first day of rehearsal for A Raisin In The Sun by Lorraine Hansberry here at the Huntington. It’s only the second show that we’ve produced more than once in the last 31 years (the other being Candide in 1989 and again in 2011 )....

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"Two Plays, One Night" — A Special One-Night Only Event

by: Rebecca Curtis at 01/25/2013 11:04 PM

Page property . . From page: Huntington Theatre Company, SpeakEasy Stage Company, and the City of Boston Present Free Community Event Wednesday, February 20 at the Strand Theatre: "Two Plays, One House" [3960] Property: Main body

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