Auditions will be held on Sat, October 27, 1-2:30pm @ warehouse14 for our 2019 Classics Series production A Raisin in the Sun.
Set on Chicago’s South Side, the plot revolves around the divergent dreams and conflicts within three generations of the Younger family: son Walter Lee, his wife Ruth, his sister Beneatha, his son Travis, and matriarch Lena. When her deceased husband’s insurance money comes through, Mama Lena dreams of moving to a new home and a better neighborhood in Chicago. Walter Lee, a chauffeur, has other plans: buying a liquor store and being his own man. Beneatha dreams of medical school. The tensions and prejudice they face form this seminal American drama. The Younger family’s heroic struggle to retain dignity in a harsh and changing world is a searing and timeless document of hope and inspiration.
Cast calls for African American actors - 5 male, 4 female, 1 boy for the following roles:
• Walter Lee Younger (Lead). Male. 30s to 40s.
• Ruth Younger (Lead). Female. 30s.
• Travis Younger (Supporting). Male. 10 or 11.
• Beneatha Younger (Lead). Female. 20.
• Lena “Mama” Younger (Lead). Female. Early 60s.
• Joseph Asagai (Supporting). Male. 20s.
• George Murchison (Supporting). Male. 20s.
• Mrs. Johnson (Supporting). Female. Adult of any age.
• 2 Moving Men (Supporting). Male. Adult of any age.
Travel allowance. Non-equity. Non-paid.
warehouse14 is located at 14 East Ohio Avenue in Mount Vernon OH.