Press Release: A Raisin in the Sun

SRO Theatre Company in Association with The King Arts Complex Presents:

A Raisin in the Sun June 5 – 15, 2014

The SRO Theatre Company in association with The King Arts Complex presents an American classic, A Raisin in the Sun, written by Lorraine Hansberry. The show runs June 5 – 15, 2014, at the Shedd Theatre in the Columbus Performing Arts Center, 549 Franklin Avenue, Columbus, OH 43215.

Directed by Alan Bomar Jones, the play, which received a Best American Play award in 1959 from the New York Drama Critics’ Circle, centers on a struggling African-American family, and their determination to live a better life in the face of poverty and racism. When a sizable insurance check arrives, the family’s hopes and dreams are challenged.

Showtimes and dates for A Raisin in the Sun are 8:00 p.m. on Thursday, June 5; 8:00 p.m. on Friday, June 6; 8:00 p.m. on Saturday, June 7; 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, June 8; 10:30 a.m. and 8:00 p.m. on Friday, June 13; 8:00 p.m. on Saturday, June 14; and 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, June 15.

Tickets are $20 for adults, $17 for seniors (55+), $15 for SRO members, $10 for students, and $15 for adults and seniors for the10:30a.m., Friday, June 13, performance.Tickets can be purchased by going to the website at Discounted group tickets (10+ people) are available. For group sales, call 614-258-9495.

SRO’s mission is to build upon decades of internationally acclaimed professional theater, emphasizing inclusive “theater for life,” through our strong community and educational involvement, as well as growing corporate partnerships.

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Alan Bomar Jones is from the home of aviation, Dayton, Ohio. This professional international actor and director is a resident artist with the Human Race Theatre Company and a resident artist with American Stage Theatre Company. Alan has appeared in more than sixty professional theatrical shows including To Kill A Mockingbird, Fences, Gem of the Ocean, RACE, Permanent Collection, and Dracula: The Rock Opera. He was a recipient of two Onyx Awards for Best Equity Actor from AACTA in Pittsburgh, PA, and was nominated for Best Audio Book Narrator by the Audie Awards. His first international performance occurred when he appeared in Driving Miss Daisy in Stirling, Ontario Canada. His directing credits include Annie, Seven Guitars, FAME, A Soldiers Play, and Blues for an Alabama Sky, just to name a few. His offstage credits include a made for TV movie entitled The Movement, seven independent films including the full length feature film Missed It, and several regional commercials. He has an in-home recording studio where he produces audio books on CD. When not acting and Directing Alan travels to schools, colleges, universities, and theatre companies performing with his new company Touring and Teaching.