The DC Black Theatre & Arts Festival
proudly presents - A Raisin in the sun
A Raisin in the Sun portrays a few weeks in the life of the Youngers, an African-American family living on the South Side of Chicago in the 1950s. When the play opens, the Youngers are about to receive an insurance check for $10,000. This money comes from the deceased Mr. Younger’s life insurance policy. Each of the adult members of the family has an idea as to what he or she would like to do with this money. The matriarch of the family, Mama, wants to buy a house to fulfill a dream she shared with her husband. Mama’s son, Walter Lee, would rather use the money to invest in a liquor store with his friends. He believes that the investment will solve the family’s financial problems forever. Walter’s wife, Ruth, agrees with Mama, however, and hopes that she and Walter can provide more space and opportunity for their son, Travis. Finally, Beneatha, Walter’s sister and Mama’s daughter, wants to use the money for her medical school tuition. She also wishes that her family members were not so interested in joining the white world. Beneatha instead tries to find her identity by looking back to the past and to Africa.
Meet the Cast:
DCBTAF Alumni Adriane O'Pharrow:
Born and raised in the Washington, DC area, Adriane O’Pharrow witnessed the broad disparities among economic and social demographics within such a culturally vibrant environment. The impact of understanding how this reality affects the day-to-day existence of a young person of color has inspired her creative works.
An avid artist, Adriane is in a strong pursuit to develop and launch her music, films, and theatre works, just to name a few, in league with the heavyweights in the entertainment industry through her company, ANO Enterprises. She ultimately wants to give back to others through the creative arts because she has found it to be her bridge over troubled waters and gateway to next levels of achievement.
Date: Friday - June 28, 2019 @ Time: 7:00PM
Date: Saturday - June 29, 2019 @ Time: 3:00PM
Date: Sunday - June 30, 2019 @ Time: 3:00PM
Location: Anacostia Playhouse - 2020 Shannon Place SE Washington, DC