A RAISIN IN THE SUN
by Lorraine Hansberry
Set on Chicago’s South Side in the 1950s, Raisin revolves around the divergent dreams and conflicts within three generations of the African American Younger family: son Walter Lee, his wife Ruth, his sister Beneatha, his son Travis, and Matriarch Lena. When her deceased husband’s insurance money comes through, Mama Lena dreams of moving to a new home and a better neighborhood in Chicago. Walter Lee, a chauffeur, has other dreams. The Younger family’s heroic struggle to retain dignity in a harsh and changing world is a searing and timeless document of hope and inspiration.
FEBRUARY 21 - MARCH 10, 2019
by William Shakespeare
A brave Scottish general named Macbeth receives a prophecy from a trio of witches that one day he will become King of Scotland. Consumed by ambition and spurred to action by his wife, Macbeth takes the prophecy into his own hands…grasping the throne for himself. A tragedy exploring the very nature of greed, ambition, guilt, paranoia, and power as expressed in the human heart.
AUGUST 15 - SEPTEMBER 1, 2019
by Deanna Jent
Based on the playwright’s own experiences, Falling boldly explores the dynamic and complicated reality of a family with a son, named Josh, who has autism. When a relative comes to visit, the entire family is thrown out of equilibrium, with each of them trying to balance what is best for the family, themselves, and Josh. The play poignantly speaks to the challenge of loving someone who is difficult to love.
OCTOBER 10 - 27, 2019
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Free Parking is available behind and adjacent to The Vanguard on 15th Street, additionally, there is a public parking lot just south of The Vanguard in between Bob’s News and Big C’s Pizza.
Metered Parking is available along South Andrews Avenue.
TAP 42 gastro pub with full beer and cocktail menu
BIG C’S PIZZA large tasty slices and great salads
ANTHONY’S RUNWAY 84 a Fort Lauderdale landmark, authentic Italian
GREEN BAR & KITCHEN delicious vegan & vegetarian dishes
THE FOXY BROWN gourmet American cuisine and seafood
MORTON’S STEAKHOUSE steak, just the way you want
BURGER FI a burger for everyone
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