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Bay Street Theater is proud to present Lorraine Hansberry’s classic play A Raisin in the Sun as its Literature Live! presentation this fall. Now heading into its second decade, this BOCES- approved program celebrates classic American literature and Bay Street is thrilled to produce this landmark piece of theater during its sixtieth anniversary year. Join the unforgettable members of the Younger family as they experience both tragedy and triumph in 1959 Chicago. Lit Live! is a free program for student audiences and creates compelling drama from the page to the stage bringing together professional theater artists.
"A Raisin in the Sun” is presented by special arrangement with SAMUEL FRENCH, INC.
ABOUT LITERATURE LIVE!:
Literature Live! is Bay Street Theater’s flagship educational program which presents free, fully produced professional theatrical performances based on classic American literature used in school curricula. Featuring professional Equity actors and designers, the program includes post-production talk-backs with the cast as well as a resource guide and lesson plans prepared by BST for teachers to use in the classroom before and after attending the performance, making the performance as enriching for students as possible.
Literature Live! is designed specifically with middle and high school age students in mind. The possibilities for insight and understanding of the subject matter are increased when students can witness the characters from a great play or novel living and breathing, and telling their stories right before their eyes.
Now in its 11th year, Literature Live! has served over 30,000 students from nearly 60 public, private, and homes schools across Long Island stretching from Great Neck to Montauk.
Also sponsored in part by
Colgate-Palmolive, the Dana Foundation, Fridolin Charitable Trust, Susan Dusenberry, The National Endowment for the Arts, Mary Lou & Sal Ranieri, Sunny & Abe Rosenberg Foundation, Theater Venture, Inc., Town of Southampton, Irvin Stern Foundation