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Off-Broadway News The Public's Raisin in the Sun Extends Again Off-Broadway

Francois Battiste and Tonya Pinkins star in the landmark Lorraine Hansberry play, which opened October 25.

Francois Battiste, Mandi Masden, Paige Gilbert, and Jesse Pennington in A Raisin In The Sun
Francois Battiste, Mandi Masden, Paige Gilbert, and Jesse Pennington in A Raisin In The Sun Joan Marcus

Fresh off celebrating opening night October 25, The Public Theater's Off-Broadway revival of Lorraine Hansberry's landmark play A Raisin in the Sun, directed by Robert O'Hara, has extended its run for a second time, with performances now set to continue through November 20. Read reviews for the production here.

Francois Battiste and Tonya Pinkins lead the company as Walter Lee Younger and Lena Younger, respectively, appearing alongside John Clay III as Joseph Asagai, Bjorn Dupaty as Moving Man, Calvin Dutton as Bobo, Mister Fitzgerald as George Murchison, Perri Gaffney as Mrs. Johnson, Paige Gilbert as Beneatha Younger, Christopher Marquis Lindsay as Moving Man, Mandi Masden as Ruth Younger, and Jesse Pennington as Karl Lindner.

Battiste's son, Toussaint Battiste, alternates in the role of Travis Younger with Camden McKinnon. Rounding out the company as understudies are Almeria Campbell, Vann Dukes, Skyler Gallun, and N'yomi Stewart.

Hansberry investigates the American dream, racism, housing discrimination, and economic strife through the story of a Black family newly arrived in Chicago in this classic play, which premiered on Broadway in 1959.

The production features scenic design by Clint Ramos, costume design by Karen Perry, lighting design by Alex Jainchill, sound design by Elisheba Ittoop, sound system design by Will Pickens, hair and wig design by Nikiya Mathis, video design by Brittany Bland, and movement direction by Rickey Tripp. Prop management is by Claire M. Kavanah, with Teniece Divya Johnson serving as fight and intimacy director. Clarissa Marie Ligon is production stage manager and Andie Burns is stage manager.

Take a Look at Photos of A Raisin In The Sun at The Public Theater

 
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