STAR offers free tickets to 'A Raisin in the Sun' at the Guthrie

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STAR offers free tickets to 'A Raisin in the Sun' at the Guthrie

STAR invites students to experience the Penumbra Theatre production of "A Raisin in the Sun" performed Tuesday, April 7, at the Guthrie Theater.

Tickets are on sale at the Box Office in Murray-Herrick Campus Center. Thirty tickets will be available free of cost.

The bus will leave the arches at 6:40 p.m. The three-hour performance begins at 7:30 p.m. Students will return to St. Thomas after the show.

According to the Guthrie Theater Web site, "This award-winning drama tells the story of an African American family living on Chicago's south side in the 1950s. Recently widowed, Lena Younger receives a check from her husband's life insurance and plans to buy a home for her family, freeing them from the cramped tenement in which she, her two children, daughter-in-law and grandson live; however, her son, Walter, plans to invest the money in a business in an effort to become the man of the family. As one dream is fulfilled, another is deferred."

The play is directed by Lou Bellamy.

"A Raisin in the Sun" opened on Broadway in 1959 and for the first time hailed an all-black principal cast, a black playwright and a black director. It was nominated for four Tony Awards. This year, 2009, marks the 50th anniversary of the inspiring classic.