Celebrate Black History Month with ‘Raisin in the Sun’ and Gospel Fest
Wed, Feb 22, 2012 (4:22 p.m.)
- Hiram & Nettie
- Black Mountain Recreation Center, 599 Greenway Road, 267-4040.
- A Raisin in the Sun
- Nicolas J. Horn Theatre, 3200 E. Cheyenne Ave., 651-5483.
Black History Month is almost over, but there’s still time to recognize. Las Vegas-based Broadway in the Hood, founded by Torrey Russell to help get kids off the streets and into the theater, stages Terrance Afer-Anderson’s Hiram & Nettie as part of Gospel Fest February 24 and 25 at Black Mountain Recreation Center. The musical centers around two slaves in 1820s Georgia. Gospel Fest ends with a gospel music performance Saturday night. Tickets are recommended.
Also, on February 25 and 26, the College of Southern Nevada (Cheyenne Campus) stages Lorraine Hansberry’s A Raisin in the Sun, the story of a poor black family dealing with a substantial insurance windfall. The performance is part of CSN’s 4th annual Hands Across the Arts Benefit.