February 2 - 25, 2012
at the Manny Fried Playhouse
Theater's unsurpassable Civil Rights Era Masterpiece
A RAISIN IN
by Lorraine Hansberry
Directed by Victoria Perez*
Starring Pete Johnson & Beverly Crowell
February 2nd - 25th
Thursdays, Fridays, & Saturdays @ 8pm
Tickets $20.00 General Admission
or $15.00 for students, seniors, and Subversive Theatre Members
here to purchase tickets online
For all Thursday performances (other than
Opening Night) admission is pay-what-you-can
In celebration of Black History
Month 2012, we're proud to present one theater's most powerful
testaments to the struggle for Civil Rights and for human dignity --
Lorraine Hansberry's timeless classic A
RAISIN IN THE SUN sponsored by the Western Regional Office of the
New York Civil Liberties Union and PUSH (People United for Sustainable
Set in the tenements of Chicago's racially-divided Southside in the 1950s, A
RAISIN IN THE SUN follows
the struggles of one African-American family to find dignity in the
face of gross economic disparity and bitter prejudice.
Boiling with the anger of the
times, this 1958 drama prophetically takes on many of the volatile issues that
would prove explosive in the 1960s -- housing discrimination, vigilante
violence, segregation, the struggle against colonialism in Africa,
materialism, Black Power, women's rights, assimilationism, abortion rights,
religious hypocrisy, liberal racism, and above all the struggle for
self-worth in a world ever-increasingly defined by the almighty dollar.
Issues that are still all-too-relevant to today's world.
Our rendition of A
RAISIN IN THE SUN is directed by Victoria Perez* and
features the acting talents of Pete Johnson as the troubled "Walter
Lee Younger" and Beverly Crowell as his indefatigable "Mama"
with Lydia Douglas as his sister "Beneatha," Candace
Whitfield as his wife "Ruth," and ten-year-old Rashard
Reynolds as his son "Travis." The ensemble also
features Marcus Thompson, Jr., Phil Davis, Leon S. Copeland, Jr.*, Jess
Abel, Michael Morel, and Andre Colon.
Set & Lights are designed by Patrick Medlock-Turek with
Sound Design by Kelly Beuth* & John Shotwell*, Costume
Design by Hope Wardlaw, and Fight Choreography by Emily Pedersen*.
Graphic Design is by Scot Kaitanowski* with photography, web &
playbill design by Kurt Schneiderman*.
RAISIN IN THE SUN runs February 2nd through February 25th, 2012
with performances Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays at 8pm. All
shows are at our regular performance venue, The Manny Fried Playhouse at
255 Great Arrow Avenue on the third floor of North Buffalo's Great Arrow
Building. Tickets are $20.00 general admission or $15.00 for
students, seniors, and Subversive Theatre members. For all Thursday
shows (other than Opening Night), admission is pay-what-you-can.
For more information, please
call Subversive Theatre's phoneline at 716-408-0499.