Department of Theatre & Dance



The Department of Theatre and Dance is proud to present the

Spring 2016 Season


A Raisin in the Sun

by Lorraine Hansberry


directed by Sandra Neace


March 4-5 and March 10-12 @ 7:30 pm

March 6 @ 1:30 pm


Redfield Proscenium Theatre, Church Fine Arts Building

University of Nevada, Reno campus




775-784-4444 Option 2 by phone


(Processing fees will apply to online ticket sales)




Students Ages 2-18-$10.00

UNR Faculty and Staff-$10.00

UNR Student-$5.00 (limited quantity)

* Faculty, staff and students must present ID in person

at Lawlor for discounted pricing.

One ticket per ID.


Presented for the first time ever in Reno, Nevada, the Department of Theatre and Dance presents “A Raisin in the Sun”.

Set on Chicago’s South Side, the plot revolves around the divergent dreams and conflicts within three generations of the Younger family: son Walter Lee, his wife Ruth, his sister Beneatha, his son Travis and matriarch Lena, called Mama. When her deceased husband’s insurance money comes through, Mama dreams of moving to a new home and a better neighborhood in Chicago. Walter Lee, a chauffeur, has other plans, however: buying a liquor store and being his own man. Beneatha dreams of medical school. The tensions and prejudice they face form this seminal American drama. Sacrifice, trust and love among the Younger family and their heroic struggle to retain dignity in a harsh and changing world is a searing and timeless document of hope and inspiration.


“Pivotal play in the history of the American Black theatre.”-Newsweek



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The Funeral Plays

Student directed One-Act Festival of plays


April 21, 22, 23 @ 7:30 pm

Saturday, April 23 @ 2:00 pm


Redfield Studio Theatre, Church Fine Arts Building

University of Nevada, Reno campus


Tickets will be available for $5.00 CASH ONLY at the door

on the night of each performance. No advance tickets will be sold.


The Funeral Plays humorously and poignantly confront the fact that none us will be here forever.  The night of ten-minute plays, featuring the work of advanced student directors and designers, approaches “the end" in original and diverse ways. Each play is only

ten-minutes long but you’ll find a lot can happen in a very short time!


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***PLEASE NOTE: The Brian Whalen Garage is the best option for parking for any Theatre & Dance events. For daytime parking, the Brian Whalen Garage has a daily permit available for parking on the 1st floor.