Nashville Play Readings | A Raisin in the Sun
REPaloud | Nashville Repertory Theatre
Reading Excellent Plays Aloud
REPaloud means "Reading Excellent Plays" aloud. It was a popular addition to the roster of events presented by Nashville Rep. REPaloud features staged reading of contemporary, award-winning plays as well as engaging and interactive TalkBacks. REPaloud is free for all subscribers. A Raisin in the Sun was written by Lorraine Hansberry and debuted on Broadway in 1959.
Play Synopsis: 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, however: 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. Sacrifice, trust and love among the Younger family and their heroic struggle to retain dignity in a harsh and changing world is a searing and timeless document of hope and inspiration.
Pivotal play in the history of the American Black theatre. - Newsweek
A Raisin in the Sun reads August 16 - 18, 2012. More information can be found at http://nashvillerep.org/repaloud.