|Trinity Rep is proud to announce that it will host a free public forum about the issues, visions and reality in Lorraine Hansberry’s A Raisin in the Sun in conjunction with its production of the timeless American masterpiece. The free discussion will take place at 2pm on Saturday, March 7 in the Chace Theater at Trinity Rep, 201 Washington St. in Providence. Neither reservations nor attendance to the show is required to participate in the forum.
The forum, entitled What Happens to a Dream Deferred?, will serve as an enriching counterpart to the powerful drama that “changed American theater forever” (The New York Times). Raisin not only voices a resonant truth of the African-American community, but evokes themes and dreams that remain close to the heart of all Americans today: making a home for our families and leaving the world a better place for our children.
Moderated by Sam Coale, Professor of English at Wheaton College, the forum will feature scholars and artists such as Shawn Christian, Assistant Professor of English at Wheaton College; Richard Godfrey, Executive Director of Rhode Island Housing; and resident acting company member Joe Wilson Jr., who plays Walter Lee Younger in Trinity’s production of Raisin.We hope you’ll join us for this lively discussion. See you at the theater!
|Outreach activities surrounding A Raisin in the Sun are made possible in part by a grant from the Rhode Island State Council on the Arts, through a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts’ American Masterpieces program.|