'A Raisin in the Sun' at the Playhouse is new challenge for Omahan Tyrone Beasley

For "A Raisin in the Sun," Omahan Tyrone Beasley has shared research about civil rights and racism with his Playhouse cast.

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Tyrone Beasley

'A Raisin in the Sun' is Tyrone Beasley's first production at the Omaha Community Playhouse, either as an actor or director.

Karen Fox

Theater newcomer Karen Fox, 61, found director Tyrone Beasley’s advice particularly helpful while preparing to portray Lena Younger in “A Raisin in the Sun.” Beasley said he chose Fox over more experienced actors because she “bowled me over” at a callback.

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