Frostburg State University Theatre’s Main Stage presents “A Raisin in the Sun,” on Friday and Saturday, April 18 and 19, on Thursday though Saturday, April 24 though 26, at 7:30 p.m. and on Saturday, April 19, at 2 p.m. in FSU’s F. Perry Smith Studio Theatre in the Performing Arts Center.
The production, based on the book by Lorraine Hansberry, takes place in the 1950s on Chicago’s South Side. It is considered to be one of the first honest depictions of a black family on the American stage.
Hansberry was the first African-American woman to have a play produced on Broadway, and The New York Times claims that her play “changed American theatre forever.” “A Raisin in the Sun” has been hailed as one of “a handful of great American plays – it belongs in the inner circle along with ‘Death of a Salesman,’ ‘Long Day’s Journey into Night’ and ‘The Glass Menagerie.’
Cost of admission is $5 for students and $10 for non-students. For more information or reservations, call (301) 687-7462 Monday though Friday 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., or stop by the box office in the Performing Arts Center Lobby between noon and 2 p.m. Monday through Friday.
FSU is committed to making all of its programs, services and activities accessible to persons with disabilities. To request accommodations through the ADA Compliance Office, call (301) 687-4102, TDD (301) 687-7955.