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Brigit Saint Brigit Theatre Co Presents A RAISIN IN THE SUN Auditions Monday and Tuesday, June 26 and 27 at 7 p.m. in room 333 of the Weber Fine Arts Bldg., on the
Brigit Saint Brigit Theatre Co Presents
A RAISIN IN THE SUN Auditions
Monday and Tuesday, June 26 and 27 at 7 p.m.
in room 333 of the Weber Fine Arts Bldg., on the UNO campus.
Brigit Saint Brigit Theatre Co. will be holding auditions for Lorraine Hansberry’s monumental drama, A RAISIN IN THE SUN, on two consecutive evenings, Monday and Tuesday, June 26 and 27 at 7 p.m., in room 333 of the Weber Fine Arts Bldg., on the UNO campus. Auditions will consist of cold readings from the script. The production, which launches Brigit Saint Brigit’s 25th anniversary season, opens on September 7, and runs September 7, 8, 9; 15, 16, 17; 21, 22, 23; 29, 30, and October 1. Curtain for Thursday, Friday, and Saturday performances is at 7:30; Sunday performances are matinees that begin at 2:00. Rehearsals begin the week of July 31st. The play will be directed by BSB staff member Patty Driscoll. For more information, call 402-502-4910 or email firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
In early 1959, A RAISIN IN THE SUN opened, scheduled for only four nights in New Haven and two weeks in Philadelphia because no Broadway theatre would take a chance on renting to a production they thought white people wouldn’t come to see. The virtuosity of 29-yr-old Lorraine Hansberry’s play proved them wrong, and after the reviews appeared, it was immediately transferred to the Ethel Barrymore Theatre for a 19-month run. It was the first time a play appeared on Broadway that was written by a black woman, directed by a black man, and peopled with almost all African American characters. Instantly acclaimed by critics and embraced by audiences (white and black), it remains unparalleled in both heart and truth about black lives in America.
Though Hansberry’s story involves “the black Younger family’s decision to risk moving from their ‘rat-trap’ on the South Side of Chicago to a three-bedroom house in an all-white neighborhood,” at its heart are the conflicts within the characters, who each struggle for identity and self-determination. What does it mean to be a man? A woman? Husband, wife, matriarch, head of household? To be a feminist? To be ethical? And how much more frustrating and confusing do the inner struggles become amidst the constant pressures and denigrations of racism? “The cruelties of racism –‘What happens to a dream deferred/ Does it dry up/ Like a raisin in the sun?’ in the words of the Langston Hughes poem that gave the play its title — are illuminated through the dynamics of conflict and love between mother and son, husband and wife, brother and sister” (NYT). ”Never before,” commented James Baldwin, ”had so much of the truth of black people’s lives been seen onstage.”
Casting requirements/familiarity with play: 3 African American women (60s, 30s, late teens/early 20s), 6 African American men (2 mid-30s, 2 mid 20s, 2 20s-40s) 1 African American boy (about 10 or 11 yrs old), and 1 Caucasian man (middleaged). The play is available in public and university libraries, and the 1961 film with almost all the same cast as played the play on Broadway (including Sidney Poitier, Ruby Dee, and Louis Gossett) can be streamed through Amazon or ordered through them.
(Tuesday) 7:00 pm CST
UNO's Weber Fine Arts Bldg., Room 333
6101 Dodge Street, Omaha, NE, 68182
We’re announcing the 2017 Theatre Arts Guild Award nominees! Bring your friends and see if your favorite show, performer, or technical artist is nominated for a TAG Award! Doors open at
We’re announcing the 2017 Theatre Arts Guild Award nominees!
Bring your friends and see if your favorite show, performer, or technical artist is nominated for a TAG Award! Doors open at 6pm and the program begins at 7pm.
Food and drink are available to order from the Granite City before, during, and after the program.
(Tuesday) 7:00 pm CST
Granite City Food & Brewery
1001 N 102nd St, Omaha, NE 68114