KC Melting Pot Theatre celebrates the 60th anniversary of the Broadway play, A Raisin in the Sun by Lorriane Hansberry.  According to the New York Times this is, “the play that changed American theater forever.” First produced in 1959, A Raisin in the Sun asks what happens to people whose dreams are constantly deferred. The Youngers are an African American family living in a tiny apartment on Chicago’s south side. Mourning the loss of their patriarch, Big Walter, the family awaits the arrival of an insurance check from his life insurance policy for $10,000 that will be the seed money to start a new life for them all.

This production, directed by KCMPT Artistic Director Nicole Hodges Persley, celebrates the ground-breaking play that still resonates today.

Performance Dates/Times:
Friday, February 14 at 7:30 pm – Preview
Saturday, February 15 at 7:30 pm – Opening
Sunday, February 16 at 2:00 pm *
Thursday, February 20 at 7:30 pm*
Friday, February 21 at 7:30 pm
Saturday, February 22 at 2:00 pm
Saturday, February 22 at 7:30 pm
Thursday, February 27 at 7:30 pm*
Friday, February 28 at 7:30 pm
Saturday, February 29 at 7:30 pm – Closing

* Talk back following performance

Cast:
Lynn King – Lena Younger (Mama)
Jerron O’Neal – Walter Lee Younger
Jabrelle Herbin – Ruth Younger
Michael Morgan – George Murchison
Nick Hazel – Karl Lindner
Khrystal Coppage – Beneatha Younger
Robert (Tre) Coppage – Joseph Asagai
Dennis Jackson – Bobo
Travis Younger – Xiare Davis

Crew:
Director – Nicole Hodges Persleyr
Stage Manager – Claire McEwen
Assistant Stage Manager – Theodore (Priest) Hughes
Scenography/Lighting Designer – Doug Schroeder
Costumer – Marcus Banks
Dramaturg – Melonnie Walker
Sound Designer – Dishaun Phillips

All productions will be held at:
Just Off Broadway Theatre
3051 Central in Penn Valley Park
Kansas City Mo. 64108
 
Tickets:
General admission $25.00
Seniors (60+)/Students – $20.00 Community Nights – $15.00 (Thursdays Only)
Group discounts and Press comps available
Tickets can be purchased at www.kcmeltingpot.com or calling 816-226-8087