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Classic American drama to open in Snellville

If You Go

• What: “A Raisin in the Sun”

• When: 8 p.m. today, runs through Oct. 20

• Where: New London Theatre, 2338 Henry Clower Blvd., Snellville

• Cost: $10 to $15

• For more information: Visit www.newlondonthea...

SNELLVILLE — Want to go see a classic American play in an intimate setting?

New London Theatre is presenting Lorraine Hansberry’s dramatic play “A Raisin in the Sun,” which opens today.

Set in the Washington Park subdivision of Chicago’s Woodlawn neighborhood, the plot revolves around the dreams and conflicts within three generations of the Younger family: son Walter Lee (played by Eric Allen), his wife Ruth (Chywanda Davis), his sister Beneatha (Lydia Frempong), his son Travis (Samuel Sherman) and his mother and matriarch Lena (Maria Butler).

The family struggles to get by, living paycheck to paycheck.

When’s Lena’s deceased husband’s insurance becomes available, she begins thinking of ways to spend the money, which includes a new home in a nicer neighborhood in Chicago. Other members of the family have different ideas for the money.

Walter wants to buy a liquor store. Beneatha dreams of medical school.

As a black family, they face prejudice and other tension, but the Youngers manage to pull through with love, sacrifice and struggles.

The performance runs through Oct. 20.