A Raisin in the Sun: A play that changed the face of American theater

A Raisin in the Sun: A play that changed the face of American theater

Spirit Trickey

1.17.2011

Spirit Trickey

Spirit Trickey is the daughter of Minnijean Brown-Trickey. Raised in Ontario, Canada, Ms. Trickey has spent the last six years working as a park ranger at Little Rock Central High School National Historic Site. She is a journalism graduate from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock and has served on the Little Rock Racial and Cultural Diversity Commission since 2004. She is a graduate of the 2010 class at the Clinton School of Public Service.

Arkansas Repertory Theatre producing artistic director Bob Hupp leads a panel discussion with actors and members of the creative team from The Rep’s upcoming production of Lorraine Hansberry’s "A Raisin in the Sun," about how historical events are reflected and refracted in dramatic literature.

The play tells the story of an African American family living on Chicago’s south side in the 1950s. Recently widowed, Lena Younger receives a life insurance check and plans to buy a house for her family while her son, Walter - now the man of the family - has other ideas. In the struggle that ensues one dream will be fulfilled, another deferred.