Playhouse offers discounted tickets to students
Published 5:29 pm, Thursday, September 20, 2012
Westport Country Playhouse is offering students tickets to "A Raisin in the Sun" for $15 to help increase their accessibility to performances Tuesday, Oct. 9, through Saturday, Nov. 3. A valid student ID will be required, according to a news release. In addition, educators are eligible for 50 percent discounts at all performances.
The play, appropriate for ages 12 and up, is about a black family in 1950s Southside Chicago and their quest for a piece of the American Dream. It was written by playwright Lorraine Hansberry and is directed by Phylicia Rashad.
Shows will take place Tuesday at 8 p.m., Wednesday at 2 and 8 p.m., Thursday and Friday at 8 p.m., Saturday at 3 and 8 p.m. and Sunday at 3 p.m.
The student ticket access program is part of an education and community engagement initiative, "What Happens to a Dream Deferred: Lorraine Hansberry and `A Raisin in the Sun,' " in conjunction with the playhouse production. The initiative offers panel discussions, talk-backs, film screenings and other events exploring the play's historical context, contemporary relevance and lasting influence.
For tickets, visit the playhouse's box office at 203-227-4177 or stop by the playhouse, 25 Powers Court, between noon and 6 p.m.