Richmond’s Acts of Faith Theatre Festival serves as a forum for the artistic and the spiritual to combine by compelling theatre companies all around the city to rehearse and perform theatrical pieces that examine ideas of religion. This year, Spring Creek Member Dr. Tawnya Pettiford-Wates directs Lorraine Hansberry’s “A Raisin in the Sun” as Virginia Repertory Theatre’s submission to the festival. This internationally acclaimed play examines the Younger family, an African American family living in poverty in 1950’s Chicago, as they deal with many issues that still resonate with Americans today from housing discrimination to dilemmas of faith. Virginia Rep’s choice to perform Hansberry’s piece also serves as a reminder of the significance and importance of Black History Month. The play features a talented cast of actors including Tony award winning actress Trezana Beverly as Lena Younger, and Spring Creek’s own Matthias Williams who will play the role of Travis, the youngest member of the Younger family, on select dates. “A Raisin in the Sun” runs through March 11 at Virginia Rep’s November Theatre; visit virginiarep.org for more information on specific dates, times, and ticket prices.
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