A Noise Within (ANW) Presents “A Raisin in The Sun”

Raisin in the Sun, first rehearsal at A Noise Within.
(l to r) Ben Cain (Walter Lee Younger) and Raisin’s director, Gregg T. Daniel

A Noise Within (ANW) presents A Raisin in the Sun by Lorraine Hansberry, directed by Gregg T. Daniel, the sixth production of its 26th season performing February 25 to April 8

Director Gregg T. Daniel said, “I am in awe of the sheer courage, imagination, and intelligence it took to write Raisin — how the mind of a 29-year-old ‘Negro’ playwright was driven to confront issues of Pan Africanism, feminism, and economic, gender and racial equality in such an eloquent and powerful manner.”

Geoff Elliott continues: “All season we’ve explored the theme of ‘Entertaining Courage.’ Raisin explores courage, the power of hope, the limits of personal agency, and the stressors of our environment that push us towards action.”

A Raisin in the Sun runs from February 25-April 8. Thursday March 15, A Noise Within hosts The Charles Reese Experience and the Jackie Robinson Humanities and Arts Lecture Series present in conjunction with the A Noise Within Symposium Series: Mamie Hansberry, a pre-performance conversation with Mamie Hansberry, sister of the late Lorraine, from 6-7 p.m.

Operating in a state-ofthe-art theatre complex in East Pasadena, A Noise Within annually produces seven mainstage productions. It is a cultural and artistic mainstay in the San Gabriel Valley, and is the largest employer of local Equity Actors in L. A. County.

Tickets for A Raisin in the Sun and all the spring 2018 productions start at $25, are available online at www.anoisewithin.org and by phone by calling (626) 356-3100. A Noise Within is located on the corner of Foothill Blvd. and Sierra Madre Villa Avenue at 3352 East Foothill Blvd., Pasadena, CA 91107, just north of the Madre Street exit off the 210 freeway.

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