The show is open!

Geva's production of A Raisin in the Sun opened on Saturday, Feb 25, after 5 preview performances. Every single time I watch the performance, I find myself hoping that it will come out differently this time. Hoping that generosity and not greed will rule the choices of the characters we see onstage, as well as the … Continue reading The show is open!

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The thing about history…

Today is a big day for the Geva cast of A Raisin in the Sun - today, we leave the rehearsal room and begin the technical rehearsals on the stage. I've been thinking a lot lately about what Lorraine Hansberry was up against when the play was first staged on Broadway in 1959. The Civil Rights … Continue reading The thing about history…

…a Dream Deferred

Lorraine Hansberry begins A Raisin in the Sun, with the Langston Hughes poem "Harlem." What happens to a dream deferred? Does it dry up Like a raisin in the sun? Or fester like a sore - And then run? Does it stink like rotten meat? Or crust and sugar over - Like a syrupy sweet? Maybe … Continue reading …a Dream Deferred