Raisin in the Sun

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Great Midwestern Educational Theatre Company’s

Study Guide for

A Raisin in the Sun by Lorraine Hansberry

Table of Contents
& Production Information

Table of Contents

• Dear Educator… • About the Play • Historical Issues • Educational Issues • Housing & Neighborhood Class Issues • Empowerment, Employment, & Diversity • Family Values, Family Roles

Production Staff

Director: Amy Ressler
Stage Manager: Marquita Jones
Set Design: Marc Muehleip
Lighting Design: Cole Muth
Sound Design: Greg Griffin
Costume Design: Gloria Fitzpatrick
Properties: Gretel Winterwood, Marquita Jones
Grand Tech Director: J.T. Moore
Venue: The Grand Opera House of Dubuque

Cast

Mama Lena: Rhonda Anderson
Beneatha: Lindsey Reiter
Walter Lee Younger: Joemi Byrd
Ruth Younger: Cammie Dean
Travis Younger: Viola Dean
George Murchison: Thackery Carter
Lindner: Rich Hall
Bobo: Eugene Gilllenwater
Joseph Assegai: Nicholas M. Ngatia

Thank you to our sponsors!

Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Dubuque
Dubuque Chapter of the NAACP
First Baptist Church of Dubuque
Community Foundation of Greater Dubuque
Dear Educator…

Thank you for your interest in A Raisin in the Sun, a special project of the Great Midwestern Educational Theatre Company (GMETC). We are looking forward to your upcoming visit to our performance.

This Study Guide includes a variety of activities and discussion questions that focus on themes of social concern in the play. The activities and questions are aimed at students from the 8-12th grades. Please look over the activities carefully and select the items that you feel are most appropriate for your students’ developmental levels.

Getting Ready to See the Play

1. Take time before the performance to share a synopsis of the story with your class. Knowing what the show is about helps to avoid confusion.

2. Discuss with your students some of

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