A RAISIN IN THE SUN BY LORRAINE HANSBERRY
28 Jan - 13 Feb 2016, The Studio, Crucible Theatre, Sheffield.
A Sheffield Theatres, Eclipse Theatre Company and Belgrade Theatre Coventry Co-Production
‘Never before, in the entire history of theatre, has so much of the truth of black people’s lives been seen on the stage’ James Baldwin
The Younger family are living in a small apartment that fit them when they were half their number: their hopes, dreams and aspirations on hold for years within the four walls and around the kitchen table. But when a chance to change the course of their future emerges, the pressures of opportunity threaten to overwhelm them.
A ferocious portrayal of working class life on the cusp of the civil rights era,Lorraine Hansberry’s landmark drama bursts with intense family conflict, racial politics and social consciousness.
Eclipse, Britain’s leading black-led national touring company, mark their fifth year in Sheffield with a performance from Ashley Zhangazha, who won the 2013 Ian Charleson Award for his performance as Ross in Macbeth at the Crucible.
Director - Dawn Walton
Designer - Amanda Stoodley
Assistant Director - Celine Lowenthal