A Raisin in the Sun

The Houston Family Arts Center opens 2014 with Lorraine Hansberry’s family drama A Raisin in the Sun. In 1950s Chicago, the Younger family anticipates the arrival of a large life insurance check following the death of the family patriarch. The African American Youngers have big plans for the money, including buying a large home that happens to be in a white neighborhood. They don’t know that their soon-to-be neighbors intend to stop the move at any cost.

Terri Renee White appears as Lena “Mama” Younger, the stalwart head of the family; Monique Holmes is Beneatha, her idealistic adult daughter who dreams of becoming a doctor. Jeff Brown is her adult son, Walter Lee, and Tamekia Jackson is his wife, Ruth, both weary of the overwhelming task of raising a young son in the two-bedroom apartment they all share. Sedric Willis directs while Teri Clark produces.

7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 3 p.m. Sundays. Through February 2. 10760 Grant. For information, call 281-685-6374 or visit houstonfac.com. $12 to $20.
Fridays, Saturdays, 7:30 p.m.; Sundays, 3 p.m. Starts: Jan. 10. Continues through Feb. 2, 2014

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