A RAISIN IN THE SUN – written by Lorraine Hansberry, directed by Theatre and Dance Program adjunct faculty Michelle Banks, and presented by special arrangement with Samuel French Inc.
The Youngers are an African-American family living in poverty on the South Side of Chicago, struggling to make do with the little money they have. They desire to pursue their American dreams like everybody else. The matriarch of the family receives a $10,000 life insurance check from her husband’s death. Her dream is to move her family into a new house in a nice neighborhood and to pay for her daughter’s medical school. The son’s dream is to invest the money in a liquor store. Tensions escalate when the daughter-in- law finds out she is pregnant with her second child and the future for the baby is uncertain. When he loses his part of the investment money, the son realizes that he needs to think what’s best for the family. After some soul-searching, the family moves into its new home and its American dream is realized.
Performances are April 19, 20, 21, 26, 27, and 28, 2018 at 8:00 pm; and April 21, 22, 28, and 29, 2018 at 2:00 pm in the Gilbert C. Eastman Studio Theatre located in Elstad Annex 131, Gallaudet University, 800 Florida Avenue NE, Washington, DC 20002 [Metro – RED line – NoMa-Gallaudet]. Free, on-campus parking is available.
All ten (10) performances will have spoken English accompaniment.
This production runs approximately three and a half (3.5) hours including one (1) intermission.
Appropriate for patrons 12 years old and up (children who are 5 years old or younger will not be permitted in the theatre).
Seating is limited to 100 seats per show. There will be one (1) late seating break 15 minutes after the show starts.
Adults (including Gallaudet faculty/staff/alumni and senior citizens) - $15 online (with a credit card), $20 at the Box Office Window (with cash or a local check)
Non-Gallaudet students (students attending any other school), part-time Gallaudet students (i.e., students taking ASL or PST classes; or students who have not paid the spring 2018 semester unit fee), and full-time Gallaudet students who have paid the spring 2018 semester unit fee and already received their "one free ticket with ID" but want to see the show a second time - $10 online (with a credit card - use the Non-Gallaudet Student category), $15 at the Box Office Window (with cash or a local check)
Groups of 10 people or more - send a message through TICKETLEAP or email [email protected]
Gallaudet Students - Full-time students who have paid the spring 2018 semester unit fee receive one (1) free ticket with their ID. This ticket must be picked up in the Theatre and Dance Program main office located in Elstad Annex 120. DO NOT buy a Gallaudet student ticket using the online credit card system (TICKETLEAP) unless you are sure that you do not qualify for the one (1) free ticket with ID.
The online credit card system (TICKETLEAP) is available 24/7. The Box Office Window (cash or a local check) will be open one (1) hour before the start of each performance.
This online credit card system (TICKETLEAP) stops processing credit card transactions two (2) hours before the start of the event. Once credit card transactions stop, ticket purchases must be made at the Box Office Window with cash or a local check.
ALL ticket sales are final - there are no refunds and no exchanges (regardless of how you acquired your ticket). Please arrive early to facilitate parking and to select your seat.