Tennessee Rep: A Raisin In The Sun 8/16-18 (Nashville) — A Raisin In The Sun , Tennessee Rep — AAPEX

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Tennessee Rep: A Raisin In The Sun 8/16-18 (Nashville)

Tennessee Rep Kicks off Reading Series with Classic:
A Raisin in the Sun Featured at REPaloud

REPaloud: A Raisin in the Sun by Lorraine Hansberry
August 16 - 18, Tennessee Rep Rehearsal hall
(NPT’s Studio A, 161 Rains Avenue)
Thursday, August 16 at 7:00 pm
Friday, August 17 at 7:00 pm
Saturday, August 18 at 7:00 pm

Tickets: Free for 2012-13 Tennessee Rep season subscribers. $10 requested donation at the door for all others. Reserve seats by e-mailing represervations@gmail.com or by calling 615/244-4878. Appropriate Audience: high school and above.

Set on Chicago's South Side, A Raisin in the Sun revolves around the divergent dreams and conflicts within three generations of the Younger family. When her deceased husband's insurance money comes through, Mama Lena dreams of moving to a new home and a better neighborhood in Chicago. Walter Lee, a chauffeur, has other plans, however: buying a liquor store and being his own man. Beneatha dreams of medical school. The tensions and prejudice they face form this seminal American drama. Sacrifice, trust and love among the Younger family and their heroic struggle to retain dignity in a harsh and changing world is a searing and timeless document of hope and inspiration.

The selection of A Raisin in the Sun coincides with the production of Clybourne Park, the Tony and Pulitzer Prize-winner that kicks off Tennessee Reps 28th season of live professional theatre. Clybourne Park is Bruce Norris’s response to the Hansberry classic and runs September 8 – 22 (with previews September 6 – 7) at TPAC’s Johnson Theater.

The cast for the staged reading of A Raisin in the Sun includes David Chatham, Nate Eppler, Alicia Haymer, Brandon Hirsch, Tony Morton, Rashad Rayford, Tamiko Robinson, Jackie Welch, Jennifer Whitcomb-Oliva, and Shawn Whitsell.

Tennessee Repertory Theatre’s REPaloud features staged readings of classic and contemporary plays. Other readings scheduled for the 2012-13 season include A Behanding in Spokane by Martin McDonagh in November and Mr. and Mrs. Fitch by Douglas Carter Beane in April. For more information on REPaloud, visit tennesseerep.org/repaloud.php.

Since 1985, Tennessee Repertory Theatre has been a critically acclaimed regional theatre, creating the highest quality professional productions and by serving as a prime cultural, educational, and economic resource within the Nashville and Middle Tennessee communities. Tennessee Rep produces work that is designed, built, and rehearsed in Nashville by highly skilled actors, designers, directors, and technicians. A non-profit organization, Tennessee Rep is committed to consistently delivering thought-provoking theatre each year. For more information on the Tennessee Repertory Theatre, please visit http://tennesseerep.org/index.php .

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Producing Artistic Director René D. Copeland will be available for live or taped interviews beginning Monday, August 6.

Complimentary seats are available for media representatives. Please contact Pat Patrick here to inquire about availability.

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