A Raisin in the Sun
by Lorraine Hansberry
Directed by Clay Hillwig
Rescheduled to June 4 - 14, 2020
Z. Alexander Looby Theatre
2301 Rosa L. Parks Blvd
Nashville, TN 37208
After detailed consideration of the current COVID-19 epidemic, the Circle Players Board of Directors has decided to postpone our production of "A Raisin In The Sun" until June 4-14, 2020, and cancel our production of "Oliver!" that would have taken place at the Looby Theatre during that same time period.
This decision was not made lightly. Our first and foremost concern is the health, safety and well-being of our patrons, performers, production teams, volunteers and the community. If you are a Season Ticket holder or have purchased an individual ticket to either A Raisin In The Sun or Oliver!, our volunteer box office will be contacting you directly via email regarding your tickets.
During this difficult and uncertain time, we are thankful to be a part of the Nashville arts community with all of you - our friends, colleagues and patrons.
We wish you continued health and look forward to seeing you back at the Looby Theatre in June.
Meet the Cast
(in alphabetical order)
About the Playwright
Lorraine Hansberry was born on May 19, 1930, in Chicago, IL. She wrote A Raisin in the Sun, a play about a struggling black family, which opened on Broadway to great success. Hansberry was the first black playwright and the youngest American to win a New York Critics' Circle Award. Throughout her life, she was heavily involved in civil rights. She died at the age of 34 of pancreatic cancer.
For more information, read her full biography at
Partnering with our Community
Circle Players is proud to partner with Jack and Jill of America, Inc., Nashville Chapter, an organization of mothers dedicated to raising the next generation of African American Leaders while enhancing the lives of all children. They work to accomplish their mission through diverse programs focused on leadership development, cultural exposure, community service, legislative advocacy and philanthropic giving.
A talkback is being planned with cast and production crew following a performance facilitated by members of the Nashville Chapter. All are invited to attend and participate. Details on the exact date will be announced soon.
For more information, visit their website at
Circle Players is proud to partner with The Phoenix Troup, a group of creative artists from diverse backgrounds seeking to spread light into the world through their artistry.
Members of the troupe will performing before select performances. Details are coming soon.