Phylicia Rashad Directs L.A. Production of “A Raisin in the Sun” (Video)

Posted on January 30, 2012 /Los Angeles, Theater


A life insurance policy becomes a catalyst that will forever transform the lives of an African-American family living on the south side of Chicago, as they consider buying a house in Clybourne Park. This classic shines an unflinching spotlight on America’s struggle to overcome its past. It pays tribute to those courageous enough to shape a future filled with an abiding faith in the fundamental decency and unlimited capacity of the human spirit.

In her Los Angeles directorial debut, Phylicia Rashad (who won the 2004 Tony Award® for Best Actress for “A Raisin in the Sun“) brings heart, soul and a flawless cast to a production the L.A. Times says “seems more timely with each passing decade.”

Cast members include (in alphabetical order) Kenya Alexander, Keith Arthur Bolden, Brandon David Brown, Kevin T. Carroll, Jason Dirden, Deidrie Henry, Amad Jackson, Scott Mosenson, Kem Saunders, Kim Staunton and Ellis E. Williams. Watch the director and cast discuss the show below.

“A Raisin In The Sun” will run through February 19th at the Kirk Douglas Theatre in Culver City. For tickets and more information, visit


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