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Wayne State's “The Raisin Cycle” to tackle race relations, urban renewal and gentrification

February 12, 2016


In connection with Detroit's history of impact from race relations, urban renewal, and gentrification and in honor of Black History Month, Theatre and Dance at Wayne State University announces its presentation of “The Raisin Cycle,” a series including and stemming from Lorraine Hansberry's “A Raisin in the Sun.” The play will run from Feb. 12-21 at the Bonstelle Theatre. The two subsequent pieces in “The Raisin Cycle” -- Kwame Kwei-Armah's “Beneatha’s Place” and Bruce Norris' “Clybourne Park” -- act as a response to Hansberry. Together, they create a dynamic conversation around how our society looks at race and class. “Clybourne Park” runs from Feb. 26-April 2 at The Hilberry Theatre, and “Beneatha’s Place” runs from Feb. 19-28 at the Studio Theatre.