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The first play written by an African American playwright ever to be produced on Broadway, Lorraine Hansberry's "A Raisin in the Sun" forever changed the face of American theater. Later adapted into the 1961 movie starring Sidney Poitier, "A Raisin in the Sun" is the story of the Youngers, a black family living on Chicago's South Side in the late 950s. When fate lands a sizable life insurance check in their hands, the family -- accustomed to struggling to make ends meet -- tries to decide the best way to spend the money. They consider buying a new home, investing in a business, enrolling in college and more -- but find conflicting aspirations and prejudice at every turn. Walter Dallas ("The Piano Lesson, Blue Door") directs this classic drama that paved the way for the African American voice to be heard on stage.
At Arden Drama School, there are no small roles, only small actors: • $15 ($30 value) for a 3-hour workshop or $30 to spend on any multi-week class for kids/teens • Young performers can go method or musical, create characters, and improvise • Enjoy a stage production while your child attends a theatre workshop and creates a show • Preschoolers, kids & teens can ham it up in 8-week classes and one-day workshops • Taught by virtuoso thesps and designers affiliated with Arden's main-stage productions Want more? Check out the Arden Theatre Company on Facebook.
Why You Should Go: Tales of unrequited love have pulled at our heart strings for centuries, from warring families, to unreachable distances, tolanguage barriers, lovers have been kept apart with tears. But only one man can blame his nose for his lonely heart, the sad and super-smelling Cyrano de Bergerac. See the tragic Cyrano at the Arden Theater this spring. What You Will See: Cyrano is the classic French love story of a talented duelist, poet, and musician Cyrano de Bergerac, whose pride and confidence is depleted by his extremely large nose. He pines for the beautiful heiress Roxanne, but Christian, the smaller-nosed and more confident suitor has for her affection. In Arden's production, the most legendary nose in literature gets a makeover with an American adaptation. Available Dates: $17 for select Wed matinee or Thurs evening tickets, 3/17-4/15 ($34 value) $20 for Fri evening or Sat & Sun matinee tickets, 3/17-4/5 ($40 value) $22.50 for Sat evening tickets, 3/17-4/15 ($45 value) $20 for select Sun evening tickets, 3/18-4/8 ($40 value)