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"A Raisin in the Sun" hits the Greenville stage

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Tony Award winners Diahann Carroll and Denzel Washington will soon take on lead roles in a spring Broadway revival of the classic American play "A Raisin in the Sun."  But in Greenville, Magnolia Arts is giving you the opportunity to see the classic in your own back yard.

It's the story of an African-American family living in the Washington Park Subdivision of Chicago's Woodlawn neighborhood.  The play, written by Lorraine Hansberry, debuted on Broadway in 1959.  It's based on the Langston Hughes poem "Harlem."  When the play opens, the Younger family is about to receive an insurance check for $10,000.  It's a payout from the deceased Mr. Younger's life insurance policy.  Each member of the family has an idea on what to do with the money.

It's a battle of competing dreams as the characters strive to deal with the difficulties and challenges in their lives.  The value of dreams, the need to fight racial discrimination and the importance of family offer an amazing tale that's withstood the test of time.

Your chance to see the stunning story takes place in Greenville August 8th, 9th and 10th.  The play starts at 7:30 and costs $12 in advance, $15 at the door.  It's located at the Music Academy of Eastern Carolina, 1400 Red Banks Road in Greenville.  For tickets, click in www.magnoliaartscenter.com.   

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