Domino Players to perform “A Raisin in the Sun” | Albright College

Domino Players to perform “A Raisin in the Sun”

November 8, 2018

The Albright College Domino Players will present “A Raisin in the Sun” by Lorraine Hansberry Thurs. through Sat., Nov. 15-17, at 8 p.m., and Sun., Nov. 18, at 2 p.m. Performed in the Center for the Arts’ Wachovia Theatre, the play will be directed by Julia Matthews, Ph.D., associate professor of theatre.

A Raisin in the Sun” depicts a few weeks in the life of a financially-troubled African-American family, living in an apartment in the South Side of Chicago during the 1950s. When the family receives an insurance check, family members become divided over what they would like to do with the money.

Hansberry’s 1959 masterpiece is noted for anticipating the issues that sparked the civil rights and women’s movements of the 1960s, as well as the struggles over economic justice and systematic racism that persist today. According to the New York Times, it’s a classic “that changed American theatre forever.”

Tickets for performances by the Domino Players, Albright College’s theatre company, are available online or from 10 a.m.-2 p.m., at the Center for the Arts box office (610.921.7547). A reception will follow the Nov. 15 performance, and an Albright Improv show in Roop Hall will follow the Nov. 16 show.