A Raisin in the Sun
In 1961 the Kalamazoo Civic Theatre was the first community theatre in the country to present this now-historic work. It is with great pride, that as part of our 75th Anniversary, we once again present this amazing play. Set in Chicago's South Side during the 1950s, this powerful drama focuses on the dreams and conflicts found within three generations of the Younger family. Mama dreams of moving to a decent home, her son dreams of buying a business and becoming his own man, while her young, liberated daughter dreams of medical school. These dreams are tested as they come face to face with the harsh realities of racism and bigotry.
Benetha - JENNIFER HEBBEN
Mama - DIANE JONES
Walter Lee Younger - ZEKE JONES
Joseph Asagai - CODIE E. MINOR
Bobo - LEON H. ROBINSON, JR.
George Murchison - CLENTEN SIMS
Karl Lindner - RICHARD J. STEWARD
Ruth Younger - ALBERTA WALKER-KING
Travis - NICHOLAS D. WARFIELD
Moving Man - JON KOTELES
Moving Man - LEANDER JONES
Director - DR. ROBERT L. SMITH
Scenic Designer - KATHLEEN CHADWICK
Costume/Hair/Makeup Designer - REBECCA ROSE JONES
Lighting/Sound Designer - KRISTEN CHESAK
Properties Designer - AMY JACKSON
Technical Director - PHILLIP A. MILLER
Stage Manager - BRYAN HUEY
Production Manager - KRISTEN CHESAK
February 20 - March 6, 2004
The Parish Theatre
405 W. Lovell St.
Kalamazoo, MI 49007
All performances in the Parish Theatre are general seating. We recommend arriving early. Doors open 30 minutes prior to each performance.
Available after 6pm in the Civic parking lot at the northeast corner of Lovell and Park Streets. There is additional parking behind the Carver Center. Street parking is available after 5pm.
Photos courtesy of Fred Western