Mama Kay as Lena Younger in A Raisin in the Sun

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By: Mama Kay Lawal-Muhammad

“I Played Lena Younger (“Mama”) -  Walter and Beneatha’s mother. The matriarch of the family, Mama is religious, moral, and maternal. She wants to use her husband’s insurance money as a down payment on a house with a backyard to fulfill her dream for her family to move up in the world.”

Also featured in this play were Nu World Art Ensemble instructors Parrish Allison and Stevanie Williams.

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The Bad Oracle Review:

“Veteran actors Kay Lawal-Muhmmad (Lena Younger) and Carltaise Ransom (Walter Lee Younger) helm a stellar, potent ensemble cast, one of the best I’ve seen on the Baltimore small stage.  Lawal-Muhammad hits every aching beat, her matriarch a dethroned queen seated on a decaying couch, trying to graft her spine onto a son made frustrated and weak by his circumstances… Stephanie Anita Thomas-Williams is a steely-eyed Ruth whose palpable, heartbreaking desperation to fly the coop is instantly relatable…”

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Marvin Roxas