Dreams Deferred: Crossing Continents and Cultures with A Raisin in the Sun

Celebrate World Theatre Day with performances from South Africa, Sweden, and the US of an American Classic. Dreams Deferred embodies the resonance of the 1959 Broadway play A Raisin in the Sun by Lorraine Hansberry in three different cultural contexts – South Africa, Sweden, and the United States – as well as the larger cross-current themes of racial equality and justice, the Civil Rights Movement and Apartheid.

The evening will include scenes from A Raisin in the Sun and other pieces artistically inspired by the monumental legacy of Hansberry’s play, a discussion with Swedish director Josette Bushell-Mingo, OBE and international artists and experts, moderated by Prof. Soyica Colbert, as well as the US World Theatre Day address from Kwame Kwei-Armah, OBE.

Monday, March 27, 2017 at 7:30pm

Gaston Hall
37th and O St., N.W., Washington

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Arts, Theater, Special Events



Event Contact Name

Laura Mertens

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