Atlanta Georgia Actors for “A Raisin in the Sun”

09/13/2012

M.PoWeR Productions, LLC
This notice was posted on auditionsfree.com

location: Atlanta, GA

Category: Theater

M.PoWeR Productions, LLC is currently casting for Lorraine Hansberry’s A Raisin in the Sun directed by Red Summer! Please email onyx@onyxkeesha.com to reserve your audition slot on September 22. Sides will be available prior to the audition
and it is important that you come fully prepared.

Casting for the following characters:

Travis Younger: The ten-year-old son of Walter and Ruth Younger. Living in a household with three generations in conflict, Travis skillfully plays each adult against the other and is, as a result, somewhat “spoiled.” In spite of this, he is a likeable child.

Walter Lee Younger: In his middle thirties, he is the husband of Ruth, father of Travis, brother of Beneatha, and son of Lena (Mama) Younger. Walter works as a chauffeur and drinks a bit too much at times. When he discovers that his mother will receive a $10,000 check from his father’s insurance, he becomes obsessed with his dreams of a business venture which will give him financial independence and, in his mind, will make him a more valuable human being.

Beneatha Younger: The twentyish sister of Walter Lee and the daughter of Lena Younger. She is a college student planning to go to medical school. The only family member privileged to have the opportunity for a higher education, she is sometimes a little overbearing in the pride she takes in being an “intellectual.”

Lena Younger (Mama): The mother of Walter Lee and Beneatha, mother-in-law of Ruth, and grandmother of Travis. Lena’s (Mama’s) every action is borne out of her abiding love for her family, her deep religious convictions, and her strong will that is surpassed only by her compassion. Mama’s selfless spirit is shown in her plans to use her $10,000 insurance check for the good of her family, part of which includes plans to purchase a house in a middle-class white neighborhood.

Joseph Asagai: An African college student from Nigeria, Asagai is one of Beneatha’s suitors. Mannerly, good looking, and personable, he is well liked by all members of the Younger household.

George Murchison: Beneatha’s other boyfriend, he too is a college student. His wealthy background alienates him from the poverty of the Youngers. Easily impressed, Ruth is the only member of the Younger household who naively overlooks George’s offensive snobbishness.

Karl Lindner: A weak and ineffectual middle-aged white man, Lindner is the spokesman for the white community into which the Youngers plan to move. He has been sent to persuade the Youngers not to move into the white neighborhood. In fact, he has been authorized by the white community to offer the Youngers a monetary incentive not to move in.

Bobo: The somewhat dimwitted friend of Walter Lee who, along with another friend, Willy, plans to invest in Walter Lee’s business scheme.

Job type: Non Paid

Casting Location: Atlanta, GA

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