The Youngstown Playhouse is thrilled to present TO BE YOUNG, GIFTED AND BLACK, an autobiographical collage based on the life of Lorraine Hansberry. Fast paced, powerful, touching and hilarious, this kaleidoscope of constantly shifting scenes, mood and images recreates the world of a great American woman and artist. Uniquely and boldly, the play dramatically weaves through her life experiences and the times that shaped her. Hansberry’s best known work, A RAISIN IN THE SUN, (winner of The New York Drama Critics’ Circle Award for Best Play) was the first play written by an African-American woman to be produced on Broadway. Director Carla Gipson is very excited to be able to bring this show to The Playhouse in this special event celebrating Black History Month. “The experiences that were inspirational in Lorraine Hansberry’s life and works, which came during the 50′s and 60′s, are also an American experience that we can all relate to. The messages and challenges are still relevant today.” says Gipson. Performance dates are February 3, 4, 10 and 11 at 7:30 PM. Tickets are $15.00/adults, $12.00/seniors and students. The Moyer Room has limited seating and reservations are strongly recommended. Please call the box office at 330-788-8739, M-F, 10AM to 4PM.