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GTA will bring dreams to stage in February


This February, the Gainesville Theatre Alliance will present “A Raisin in the Sun,” a gripping drama exploring hopes, dreams, and family relationships by acclaimed playwright Lorraine Hansberry.

The play follows the Youngers, a family that has fallen on hard times made harder by the death of the father. As the family members wait for a sizable insurance payment to save them from their dire straits, each considers their own plans for spending the money. As these dreams crisscross and conflict, the Youngers must learn a few things about hardship and the importance of family. Come follow along as “A Raisin in the Sun” is performed, Feb. 15-23, in the Ed Cabell theatre, located on the University of North Georgia’s Gainesville campus at 3820 Mundy Mill Road.

“A Raisin in the Sun” is directed by guest director Victor Love, and features professional actor Donna Biscoe as Mama. The remaining cast and crew draws from students in the GTA training program—a unique, nationally acclaimed collaboration between UNG, Brenau University, theatre professionals, and the Northeast Georgia community.

The Gainesville Theatre Alliance is also offering a stage tour Jan. 31 at 6 p.m. at the Cabell Theatre. During this free event, the director and production designers will give a behind-the-scenes look at the various elements of design and production necessary to bring this incredible story to life on stage. Audiences are also invited to a free reception after the opening night performance on Feb. 15, catered by Avocados restaurant in Gainesville.

Tickets are $16-18 for adults, $14-16 for seniors and $10-12 for students, depending on seat location.  Select your own seats online at or by calling the box office at 678-717-3624, Monday - Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.  MasterCard, Visa and Discover are accepted.    

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