Lee Playhouse season continues with A Raisin in The Sun

By Jefferson WolfeDecember 22, 2022

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The Fort Lee Playhouse theater group is to open its second production of the 2022-2023 season, "A Raisin in the Sun," Feb. 3 on Fort Lee.

The show will run weekends through Feb. 19 at the Lee Playhouse, building 4300, 1100 Mahone Ave.

Performances are Fridays and Saturdays, Feb 3, 4 10, 11, 17, 18 at 8 p.m. and Sundays, Feb. 5, 12, and 19 at 3 p.m.

Lorraine Hansberry’s 1959 classic A Raisin in the Sun follows the Youngers, an African American living on the southside of Chicago, as they try to improve their financial circumstances after an insurance payout following the death of the family’s patriarch. The Youngers deal with the issues of racism, identity, class, and the changing dynamics of the family structure in a post-war America. This landmark drama was one of the first on Broadway to examine African American life on the cusp of the civil rights era.

The 13-member cast is led by Rodney 'RC' Anderson as Walter Lee Younger, Helen Allen-Taylor as Lena ‘Mama’ Younger, Shannan Batten as Ruth Younger, and Danisha Jones as Beneatha Younger.

Enzo Mason, Naihrr Dryden-Mason, Isaiah Jamal, Mike White, Michele Butts, Zivan Holloway, Kamran Hamilton, Saniya Jacobs and Danis Jones complete the cast of talented actors.

A Raisin in the Sun at the Lee Playhouse is directed by TeDaryl Perry. The creative team includes Frank Foster (Set Design), Light Design (Casey Walsted), Dennis Mark Souza (Costumes), John Redling (Sound Design), and Leah White (Stage Manager).

Tickets are $18 (adults) and $8 (youth).

More information: https://leeplayhouse.com/