GTC Goes to See “A Raisin In the Sun”


Katie Bilka, Copyeditor

On Saturday November 16, the Griffith Theatre Department took a trip to Indiana University Northwest to see their rendition of Lorraine Hansberry’s A Raisin in the Sun. It was a community theatre performance, meaning that the auditions were open to more than just IUN students. The show lasted from 3-5pm in the auditorium in the arts building. The dress code required a more formal attire, like khakis and dresses.

Our theatre company’s head director and history teacher, Jenna Parker, rallied the kids and brought them by bus to the showing. “I read this piece in high school as a part of the curriculum and really liked it. When I heard that there was a showing nearby I couldn’t help but buy tickets. I think the performance went really well; the actors did wonderful,” said Parker.

As a plus, English teacher Megan Gale’s 11th grade AP literature classes just recently finished reading the play, so seeing it in person helped add even more realistic features to the story.

“Reading it in our English class before seeing the actual showing helped me understand the story more. I think the story itself deals with class and race issues still relevant to this day,” said Junior Harry Pala.