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Entertainment: “A Raisin in the Sun” to make history again, this time as a River Campus production. (4/16/18)

In 1957, “A Raisin in the Sun” became the first play in history written by an African American to appear on Broadway.

More than fifty years later, it will break ground again as the first play written by an African American to be performed at Southeast.

Additionally, it will be the first River Campus performance ever to employ a predominantly black cast.

Bedell Performance Hall will be transported back in time to the south side of 1950s Chicago to tell a story of family, racism and hard-living.

The significance of the performance lies in its being the first River Campus production of a play written by an African American person, as well as the first performance with a predominantly black cast.

“A Raisin in the Sun” was written by Lorraine Hansberry in 1957. She gained the inspiration from…

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