ScholarShift Stories: A Raisin in the Sun

November 09, 2016

Students enjoy riveting performance of a great American play as part of a ScholarShift module.

Shattuck-St. Mary’s students traveled to St. Paul’s Park Square Theatre to take in a showing of Lorraine Hansberry’s A Raisin in the Sun on Wednesday, November 9.

As part of a ScholarShift module led by SSM English Instructor Kitty Gorman, eight SSM students studied the characters before enjoying a front-row seat for the play. Following the performance, the group enjoyed lunch at Great Waters and engaged in a post-play discussion before heading back to School. 

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Park Square’s description of the A Raisin in the Sun: “This fiercely moving portrait of a family living and struggling on Chicago’s South Side in the 1950s was the first play written by an African-American woman to be produced on Broadway. The Washington Post hails it as “one of a handful of great American plays – it belongs in the inner circle, along with Death of a Salesman, Long Day’s Journey Into Night and The Glass Menagerie.”