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Sunshine In the Theater

By: Elizabeth Donatelli
By: Elizabeth Donatelli

April 26, 2005

Raisin in the Sun is currently playing at Live Arts downtown. Actors describe this as possibly the best show every put on by Live Arts.

Raisin in the Sun is the story of an African American Family that buys a house in an all white neighborhood. The play is set in the 1950s and is performed in the downstage, with the audience sitting above and looking-in.

"Everyone will see a bit of themselves in at least one of these characters and have a deeper understanding of their own struggle, their own plight," explained actress Richelle Claiborne.

"I think that it's important to us as a culture to remember where we've been," said director Satch Huizenga.

This was the first Broadway play to portray the life of an African-American Family.

The shows run Wednesday through Saturday evenings and you can buy tickets at the Live Arts Box office, visit them on the Web at www.livearts.org or call 977-4177 ext. 108.


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