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Theater To Go: A Raisin in the Sun

February 24, 2018 @ 3:00 pm

Theater To Go continues its staged reading series at the 1867 Sanctuary in February 2018 with Lorraine Hansberry’s A RAISIN IN THE SUN, about an African American family’s journey to home ownership. We are pleased to have actor students from Trenton Central High School Visual and Performing Arts Academy as performers in these events. This reading will be performed as a 3 pm matinee.

1959 New York Drama Critics’ Circle Award, Best Play of the Year

Set on Chicago’s South Side, the plot revolves around the divergent dreams and conflicts within three generations of the Younger family: son Walter Lee, his wife Ruth, his sister Beneatha, his son Travis, and matriarch Lena. When her deceased husband’s insurance money comes through, Mama Lena dreams of moving to a new home and a better neighborhood in Chicago. The tensions and prejudice they face form this seminal American drama. The Younger family’s heroic struggle to retain dignity in a harsh and changing world is a searing and timeless document of hope and inspiration.

This staged reading will be directed by Steve Gaissert and Ruth Markoe for Theater To Go and will feature talk back and refreshments after the performance.

Theater To Go welcomes Steve Gaissert who will be directing the readings. He recently directed Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike at The College of New Jersey. Steve has directed each year since 2013 for the One-Minute Play Festival which tours nationwide year-round, and in which the NJ performances have been staged at Passage Theater in Trenton, and the Luna Stage in West Orange. He also directed a workshop reading of Edmonia for the Passage Theater Play Lab. Steve Directed the staged reading of Ian August’s THE AISLING at the 1867 Sanctuary for Theater To Go

Ruth Markoe is well known as a director in Mercer County, most recently directing the award winning production of TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD She produced and directed Mark Violi’s historical drama Roebling: The Story of the Brooklyn Bridge, which tells the remarkable story of the dedication and adversities of the Roebling family, with roots in NJ, that brought this magnificent national icon to New York. Under the direction of Ruth Markoe, this full length play was recently performed to sold out audiences at Kelsey Theatre in West Windsor NJ. Other recent productions include Riding The Comet at the NY Theater Festival Summerfest.

Theater To Go was started in 1992 by Ruth Markoe and has been providing quality entertainment in NJ and regionally since then. It is best known for audience participation murder mysteries and other interactive comedy theater however has expanded to include full length plays and staged readings.

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  • $12 for General Admission
  • $5 for School and College students with ID

Tickets can be purchased online or reserved at the box office for payment by cash, check or credit card by calling 609-392-6409 or emailing 1867sanctuary@preservationnj.org. Tickets may also be purchased at the door as space allows. (Sorry – we don’t mail tickets. Tickets will be held at the box office and a receipt will be emailed if purchased online.)

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February 24, 2018
3:00 pm
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1867 Sanctuary at Ewing
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