A RAISIN IN THE SUN, OLD ACADEMY PLAYERS, 04/25/2018

Show: A RAISIN IN THE SUN
Theater: OLD ACADEMY PLAYERS
Theater Website: http://www.oldacademyplayers.org/
Theater Phone: (214) 843-1109

Start date of auditions: 04/25/2018


Auditions for A RAISIN IN THE SUN

Old Academy Players [www.OldAcademyPlayers.org] welcomes new talent! Please note that Old Academy Players is a non-profit community theater and that all roles are performed on a volunteer basis. If you are auditioning for a show, please complete our Audition Form https://oldacademyplayers.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/OAP-Forms-for-web_Audition-Form.pdf in advance of the audition.

A RAISIN IN THE SUN by Lorraine Hansberry

Performance Dates*:
September 14th, 15th, 21st, 22nd, 23rd, 28th, 29th, 30th, 2018
Fridays and Saturdays at 8 pm; Sundays at 2 pm.
*Additional performances may be added.

AUDITION INFORMATION:
Wednesday, April 25, 2018, 7 pm – 9 pm
Old Academy Players
3544 Indian Queen Lane,
Philadelphia, PA 19129

Character descriptions and other information will be posted soon.

Brief Show Synopsis
Set on Chicago’s South Side in the early 1950s, 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:
4 African-American men
3 African-American women
1 African-American boy
1 white man
Role/Character Description looking to fill
RUTH YOUNGER
TRAVIS YOUNGER
WALTER LEE YOUNGER
BENEATHA YOUNGER
LENA YOUNGER (MAMA)
JOSEPH ASAGAI
GEORGE MURCHISON
BOBO
KARL LINDER

For more information, please contact the director, Carla Childs [carlapricechilds@gmail.com or 217-837-0793].

Old Academy Players, where Grace Kelly and Robert Prosky began acting, is a 501(c)(3) non-profit community theater in East Falls ( Philadelphia ), the urban village on the Schuylkill River. Constructed in 1819, the Old Academy building has been the OAP home since 1932. Old Academy Players, providing continuous community theater since 1923, is a member of the Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance.

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Patricia Bradford

Patricia Bradford

Patricia Bradford holds a Bachelor of Music Degree in Vocal Performance from the New England Conservatory of Music in Boston, Massachusetts. She has performed, directed and produced theatre throughout Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware. Ms. Bradford is founder and Managing Artistic Director of Bare Stage Theatre. Leading STAGE Magazine has become a consuming passion - one which combines her many artistic skills, theatrical contacts, web development and digital marketing abilities. She is thrilled to be carrying on the vision that was begun by Holley Webster over 30 years ago, and leading STAGE to new levels of success.

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