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October 28, 2011


“A Raisin in the Sun” Opens at MRH High School November 3

"A raisin in the sun" poster for the theatre production. The High School production of A Raisin in the Sun will debut Thursday, November 3 at 7:00 p.m. in the MRH Theatre. The play, written by Lorraine Hansberry, debuted on Broadway in 1959 and is based upon an African-American family's experiences in the Washington Park Subdivision of Chicago's Woodlawn neighborhood. The title comes from the poem "Harlem" (also known as "A Dream Deferred") by Langston Hughes.

The play that "changed American theater forever," according to The New York Times, ran for nearly two years on Broadway and has seen multiple other incarnations. It was made into a 1961 film, adapted into a Tony award winning musical in 1973, produced for television in 1989, revived on Broadway in 2004, and made into an ABC movie in 2008.

A Raisin in the Sun runs November 3-5, 2011. Tickets are available at the door for $5.00.

Watch a video preview and see the cast of actors.

Read an article by MRH student Marcos Rendon on
Through a collaborative effort with Patch, student reporters from The MRH Chip are able to publish their stories and get real-world journalism experience and fulfill the High School’s goal of “School as Apprenticeship.”

For more information, contact MRH School District at (314) 644-4400.