Script Club: A Raisin in the Sun, by Lorraine Hansberry
Thursday, October 6, 1 – 2:30pm
$10 General & $5 Members per program Note: scripts may need to be purchased additionally
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Script Club is a lot like a book club, except you’ll be reading and discussing scripts instead of books! Scripts are selected in correlation with the special exhibition, This Light of Ours: Activist Photographers of the Civil Rights Movement, on view October 26 2022 – April 2, 2023. Participants are invited to read the scripts in advance to prepare for the group discussion on the first Thursdays of October, November and December, moderated by Interplay Jewish Theatere’s Founding Artistic Director, Faye Sholiton. Pre-registration is required, as space is limited. Reserve your spot in each session separately by signing up online. With each registration, you will learn how to obtain copies of that month’s script.
A Raisin in the Sun, by Lorraine Hansberry – Thursday, October 6, 1 – 2:30pm
Widely acknowledged as one of the best plays in the American canon, Hansberry’s 1959 groundbreaking classic explores the many challenges Blacks faced with housing discrimination, racism and assimilation in the years following World War II. Their limited options become quite evident when the Younger family of South Chicago comes into a modest inheritance – and no one can agree on how it should be spent. The play highlights so many injustices that fired up the Civil Rights Movement. It is a case study in dreams deferred.