Set on Chicago’s South Side, the plot revolves around the divergent dreams and conflicts within three generations of the Younger family. After the matriarch of the family, Lena’s, deceased husband’s insurance money comes through, she dreams of moving to a new home and a better neighborhood in Chicago.
Walter Lee, Lena’s son, who is a chauffeur, has other plans for the money: buying a liquor store and being his own man. Walter Lee’s sister, Beneatha dreams of medical school. The tensions and prejudice they face form this seminal American drama. Sacrifice, trust and love among the Younger family and their heroic struggle to retain dignity in a harsh and changing world is a searing and timeless document of hope and inspiration.
CSM’s cast includes the Younger family played by Sonya Hemphill as Lena (Mama), Nkeshi Free as Ruth, Kevington Banks as Travis, Jeremy Hunger as Walter Lee, and Jasimine Felder and Alyshia Bradley both
playing Beneatha, all of Waldorf. Joseph Asagai is played by Brian Taylor, Da-Jon Porter as George Murchison, Kenny Waters, Jr. as Bobo and Alex LaClair as Karl Linder, all of Waldorf. The three moving men are played by Alonzo Hatton of Leonardtown, and Ricky Jenkins and Rami Essa, both of Waldorf.
Performances are Feb. 17-19 and Feb. 24-26 at 8 p.m. Tickets are $20 for adults and $15 for youth/seniors. CSM staff and students may contact the Box Office for advance purchase discount. For information contact
firstname.lastname@example.org, 301-934-7828, or http://www.csmd.edu/arts.
Celebrating 10 years as a regional college, the College of Southern Maryland provides programs and services with a special focus on local workforce development to maintain and grow a healthy economy and
community. CSM is a two-time silver level recipient of the Maryland Performance Excellence Award and the fifth largest community college in Maryland with campuses in Calvert, Charles and St. Mary’s counties. For information about CSM, call 301-934-7765 or 301-870-2309, 240-725-5499 or 443-550-6199, Ext. 7765 or visit www.csmd.edu.
The Fine Arts Center is accessible to patrons with disabilities. Audio description for the visually impaired and sign language interpretation for the hearing impaired are available with a minimum two weeks advanced
notices. Please contact the Box Office staff if you are interested in these services.