Roberta Kent calls the Oregon Shakespeare Festival production a love letter to the award-winning Lorraine Hansberry.
The Oregon Shakespeare Festival has published a short trailer with scenes from their 50th anniversary production of The Sign in Sidney Brustein’s Window and comments from the OSF’s dramaturg, Lue Morgan Douthit, and the director of the play, Juliette Carrillo.
Director Kenny Leon and actors Denzel Washington, Anika Noni Rose, Sophie Okonedo, and LaTonya Richardson Jackson talk about bringing this American classic back to Broadway.
"[T]here is only one large circle that we march in, around and around, each of us with our own little picture—in front of us—our own little mirage that we think is the future."
"It isn’t a circle—it is simply a long line—as in geometry, you know, one that reaches into infinity..."
"Seems like God don’t see fit to give the black man nothing but dreams—but He did give us children to make them dreams seem worthwhile."
"When you starts measuring somebody, measure him right…Make sure you done take into account what hills and valleys he come through before he got wherever he is."