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Black History Month Continues With Classic Stage Drama, Film Satire

Local theater company to present "Raisin in the Sun"
Local theater company to present “Raisin in the Sun”
"Dear White People"
“Dear White People”

The Williamsport Black Repertory Theater will present “Raisin in the Sun,” Lorraine Hansberry’s acclaimed 1959 play about the clashing dreams within a Chicago family, at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday in the Klump Academic Center Auditorium. Tickets for the Tony-nominated drama, part of the college’s observance of Black History Month, are available at the Bush Campus Center Information Desk – $3 for students, $5 for faculty/staff and the public. Proceeds benefit the Community Alliance for Progressive Positive Action After-School Academic Enrichment Program. The ACC Auditorium will also be the venue for “Dear White People,” a satirical portrait of race relations featuring a college student whose controversial radio show sparks a media frenzy of epic proportions. Admission is free for the R-rated movie, which will be shown at 6 p.m. Tuesday.