UMES Drama Society presents fall play

Oct 27, 2014

Credit UMES Office of Public Relations

PRINCESS ANNE, Md. --The University of Maryland Eastern Shore’s Drama Society presents “A Raisin in the Sun” Oct. 30- Nov. 1 at 7:30 p.m. in the Ella Fitzgerald Center for the Performing Arts.

The production is an adaptation of the 1959 Broadway play by Lorraine Hansberry and is directed by Dr. Della Dameron-Johnson, faculty emeritus who has served as director of UMES’ Drama Society for 38 years.

The plays’ name was adopted from Langston Hughes’ poem “Harlem” that explores what happens when dreams are not pursued or fulfilled. 

The plot follows the Youngers’, an African-American family living on the South Side of Chicago struggling to live the American dream.  The family is waiting on an insurance check for $10,000 following the death of the father. Each family member anticipates how they will spend the money when it arrives in the mail.

“Values, dreams, future aspirations and more are challenged as decisions need to be made throughout the drama,” Dameron-Johnson said.

Tickets are sold at the door; $5 for general admission, $3 seniors and $2 for students with ID.  Call 410-651-6571 for more information.

Ashley Collier, public relations assistant, UMES Office of Public Relations, 410-651-6669

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