In honor of Black History month, Thomas Worthington's Theatre Repertory will present "To Be Young Gifted and Black," a program on the life and work of playwright Lorraine Hansberry.

In honor of Black History month, Thomas Worthington's Theatre Repertory will present "To Be Young Gifted and Black," a program on the life and work of playwright Lorraine Hansberry.

Shows are scheduled for 8 p.m. Feb. 24-26 in the Cardinal Theatre, 300 W. Dublin Granville Road.

Hansberry, who wrote "A Raisin in the Sun," died of pancreatic cancer at the age of 34.

"To Be Young Gifted and Black" was assembled from her various writings as a commemoration of her life.

Bronwynn Hopton is the director for the production.

She is assisted by student directors Riddhima Sharma and Michaela Scholl.

The ensemble cast includes Djenab Conde, Alyssa Goss, Dane Kirk, China Oliver, Destini Rivers, Blessing Rutonesha, Terell Selman, Del-Vaunte Scott, Lea Vander Molen, Branden Ledbetter, Naiylah McCrae and David Aspery.

Tickets to "To Be Young Gifted and Black," are $8 at the door.

Featured performers in Thomas Worthington's production of "To Be Young Gifted and Black" are Blessing Rutonesha, Djenab Conde, Terrell Selman and China Oliver. The production will be staged at 8 p.m. Feb. 24-26 in the school's Cardinal Theatre.