TimeLine adds A Raisin in the Sun, Juno to next season
TimeLine Theatre Company has announced two more productions for its 2013–2014 season: a revival of Lorraine Hansberry's Chicago-set classic A Raisin in the Sun, and what it says is the Chicago premiere of Juno, the 1959 musical by Marc Blitzstein and Joseph Stein based on Sean O'Casey's Juno and the Paycock.
Ron OJ Parson will direct Raisin (August 20–November 17), featuring company member Mildred Marie Langford as Beneatha Younger. Nick Bowling helms Juno (April 23–July 27), with musical direction by Doug Peck and Elizabeth Doran and starring Rebecca Finnegan in the title role of Irish matriarch Juno Boyle. The two shows join the previously announced revival of Larry Kramer's The Normal Heart (October 25 – December 22), directed by Bowling and starring David Cromer. The Normal Heart will be performed at Stage 773 rather than TimeLine's home venue. A fourth play for the season, set to run January 14–April 6, remains to be announced.