Friday, February 11, 2011



A Raisin in the Sun
By Lorraine Hansberry
Directed by Eric Ruffin

The Tony-Award® winning Crossroads Theatre Company will be holding open-call auditions for the role of Travis Younger in A Raisin in the Sun, which opens on April 14 and runs through May 1.

Performance dates are April 14, 15, 16, 20, 21, 22, 23, 28, 29, 30 at 8 PM; April 17, 23, 24 and May 1 at 3 PM; April 20, 21, 27, 28 at 10 AM.
Rehearsals begin on March 21 and will be held in New Brunswick

Travis Younger is an African-American 10 year-old boy, the son of Walter Lee and Ruth Younger. He is a spirited, energetic youth who is the apple of his grandmother’s eye.

WHEN: Saturday, February 26, starting at 8 AM.
WHERE: Crossroads Theatre Company, 7 Livingston Avenue, New Brunswick

A reading from the script will be provided. Please bring a resume and picture.
Call 732.545.8100 to schedule an appointment.

A Raisin in the Sun, written in 1959 by Lorraine Hansberry, centers around a family in the Chicago suburbs striving for the American dream. When the insurance check from the late Walter Younger, Sr. is due to arrive, each family member has his or her own vision of opportunity and a new life for the family. But dreams collide, and the family must decide how to move forward in spite of obstacles which threaten to tear them apart.

As Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. said after Hansberry’s death in 1965, “ Ms. Hansberry’s commitment of spirit, her creative ability and her profound grasp of the deep social issues confronting the world today will remain an inspiration to generations yet unborn.”

Crossroads Theatre Company was founded in 1978 by Ricardo Khan and L. Kenneth Richardson with the vision that African-American theater is intended for a broad based diverse audience. As a major force in the development of new ideas and the introduction of formerly marginalized writers, Crossroads produces works that enrich and diversify the representation of African American culture on the American stage. Crossroads has produced more than 40 world premieres and received the Tony Award in 1999 as the “outstanding regional theatre in America.”