The drama "A Raisin in the Sun" opens Wednesday in The Studio Building 1, Room 2100, of the Georgia Perimeter College Newton Campus, 239 Cedar Lane, Covington.
The late Lorraine Hansberry’s story of a family’s struggle to own a piece of the American dream was inspired by a 1940 U.S. Supreme Court case, Hansberry vs. Lee.
The family matriarch is played by Rosalind Ferrell, administrative assistant to the college’s dean of student affairs. The play is directed by Janet Hollier, an associate professor of communication and theater.
Other cast members include GPC Newton theatre students Alexis Brown, Kimara Herbert, Dejaun Gayle, Taylor Owenby, Babatune Jegede, Eric Roberts and Myrian Ray. Other performers include Shawn Muse Jr., a third grader at Social Circle Elementary School. The technical director is Perimeter theater instruction Adam Sechelski and theater major Jillian Haughey serves as stage manager. Laramy Wells, a Newton High School math and film instructor, is the play’s consultant.
The production is sponsored by the Newton Campus, Humanities, Fine Arts and Foreign Language department.
Performances are at 7 p.m. Wednesday through Friday, Oct. 16, and 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 17. General admission tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for students, with one free ticket with GPC ID. Doors open 30 minutes before curtain, and seating is limited to 100 persons. For reservations, call (770) 278-1435 or e-mail email@example.com.
Reserved tickets must be picked up 15 minutes before performance, and may be given away if they are not picked up by this time.