Written and conceived by Harry Clark
Original score by Avery Sharpe
Performed by the Avery Sharpe Trio
Production Design by Gregg Bellon
Theatrical Projection Design by Daniel Foster
Directed by Dan Guerrero
Executive Producer Gloria Johnson Goins
Inspired by the classic 1923 novel “Cane” by Jean Toomer, and works by other artists of the Harlem Renaissance.
The words and thoughts of Langston Hughes, Countee Cullen, Zora Neale Hurston, W.E.B. Du Bois and many other, became the voice of a new generation of African-American - looking forward but still struggling with the past and present. These thoughts, songs, and images are woven into a panoramic experience that spans the extraordinary outpouring of artistic endeavor. Raisin' Cane is a window on this critical point in our history.
Starring the award-winning actress, singer and dancer Jasmine Guy, a modern day Griot, and the acclaimed Avery Sharpe Trio, Raisin’ Cane celebrates and honors the legendary voices of the Harlem Renaissance through text, songs, music, movement, and imagery.