A Raisin in the Sun

A Raisin in the Sun

by Lorraine Hansberry, Directed by Nambi E. Kelley

September 27–October 21, 2018

Dusty Loo Bon Vivant Theater

Lorraine Hansberry’s revelatory masterpiece canonized her place in the civil rights movement and electrified generations of activists and artists alike. In a small tenement on Chicago’s South Side, a family awaits a check that will make all their dreams come true. Mama wants a nice house, Beneatha wants to go to medical school, and Walter Lee schemes to buy a liquor store. With gentrification happening in neighborhoods all around us, Raisin is as powerful, thought-provoking, and timely as it was in 1959.


  • Caren BlackmoreRuth Younger
  • Rashid KamaraTravis Younger
  • Calvin ThompsonWalter Lee Younger
  • Al-nisa PettyBeneatha Younger
  • Lynne HastingsLena Younger
  • Kai A. EalyJoseph Asagai
  • Christopher W. JonesGeorge Murchison/Moving Man
  • Rakeem LawrenceBobo
  • Tom ParadiseKarl Lindner

Artistic Team

  • Nambi E. KellyDirector
  • Lawrence E. Moten IIIScenic Designer
  • Kathy A. PerkinsLighting Designer
  • Naila Aladdin SandersCostume Designer
  • David SambaSound Designer
  • Steve BaglioProperties Manager
  • Dallo GoudiabyChoreographer
  • Kristen WickersheimStage Manager
  • Kala RoquemoreAssistant Stage Manager
  • Gabriella CavalleroDialect Coach
  • Emerson OlsonDramaturg
  • Pheobe BoyntonHair & Makeup
  • Rakeem LawrenceFight Choreographer & Captain
  • Kai A. EalyIntimacy Captain

Thank you to our generous sponsors:

  • Logo for All Colorado Beer Festival
  • Logo for Colorado Creative Industries
  • Logo for Judy and Craig Carnick
  • Logo for El Pomar Foundation
  • Logo for The Gazette
  • Logo for The Shubert Foundation
  • Bob Johnson Memorial Fund
  • Kathy Loo & Jim Raughton
  • Ed & Mary Osborne