Westport Country Playhouse to hold 'A Day for Community'
Published 4:28 pm, Thursday, October 18, 2012
Westport Country Playhouse will present "A Day for Community" on Sunday, Oct. 28, when all tickets will be $15 for the 3 p.m. matinee performance of "A Raisin in the Sun."
After the performance, there will be a "Post-Show Conversation: A Day for Community" centered on the theme of community as reflected in Lorraine Hansberry's play, directed by Phylicia Rashad, according to a release. It will feature David J. Dent, professor of journalism at New York University, and Larri Mazon, chairman of the Bridge Building Ministry at the Council of Churches of Greater Bridgeport. Additional guests are to be announced. Before the performance, there will be a reception in the playhouse lobby.
"A Day for Community" is part of the playhouse's education and community engagement initiative, "What Happens to a Dream Deferred: Lorraine Hansberry and `A Raisin in the Sun,' " a series of speakers, film screenings, art exhibits and other events held in conjunction with the production.
The play, set on Chicago's South Side in the 1950s, involves the divergent dreams within an African-American family.
Single-ticket prices to all other performances through Saturday, Nov. 3, start at $30, $15 for students with valid student identifications. Educators are eligible for 50 percent discounts, and senior rush tickets are available at 50 percent off on the day of the performance.
For information or tickets, call the box office at 203-227-4177, go to the playhouse, 25 Powers Court, or visit www.westportplayhouse.org.