FSU Offers Free Viewing of Hansberry Classic A Raisin in the Sun
Fayetteville State University (FSU) will offer a viewing of the Lorraine Hansberry classic A Raisin in the Sun on April 15, at 7 p.m., in J.W. Seabrook Auditorium on the FSU campus. The event is free and open to the public.
The viewing is being held in conjunction with the world premiere of Walter Alan Bennett’s And Then Came Tomorrow, a play inspired by A Raisin in the Sun. The premiere will be held on April 20, 2013, in the Butler Little Theater on the FSU campus. Admission is $15 for the public, $5 for students with identification.
A Raisin in the Sun, tells the story of a lower-class black family’s struggle to gain middle-class acceptance. When the play opens, Mama, the 60-year-old mother of the family, is waiting for a $10,000 insurance check from the death of her husband, and the drama focuses primarily on how the $10,000 should be spent.
Bennett is an award-winning playwright who has written 14 plays. He has been the recipient of many honors to include the Best Play Award from the Company of Theatre in Los Angeles; The Voices UnSilenced Festival Award; the New Professional Theatre National Playwriting Award; a New Jersey State Council on the Arts Playwriting Fellowship; and citations from the New York City Council, the Brooklyn Congressional Office and the New Jersey State Assembly.
Bennett has written and/or produced and executive produced more than 200 episodes of series television. His break into television came as a writer on the long running, Emmy Award winning “The Cosby Show.” He was the executive producer of “The Steve Harvey Show” and has written pilots for CBS, FOX and Nickelodeon Networks and wrote HBO’s first original programming for the Internet entitled “The Deadwood Mysteries.” Most recently, he has collaborated with R&B artist Alicia Keys on a television pilot for the Nickelodeon Network.
FSU is the second-oldest public institution in North Carolina. A member of the University of North Carolina System, FSU has nearly 6,000 students and offers degrees in more than 60 undergraduate and graduate degree programs.
For more information, please call (910) 672-1474.