Meet the Cast of “A Raisin in the Sun”: Leo F. Goode Jr.

Meet Leo F. Goode Jr., playing Bobo and is the Stage Manager for The Actors’ Group production of A Raisin in the Sun.

Leo F. Goode Jr.Aloha Leo! Wow, you are doing double duty for this production and we totally appreciate that!  Mahalo. I have been asking your cast-mates to share something about their self that others might not know about.  Do you have something you might want to share?

I sang The National Anthem, while floating on the Sea of Galilee.

Wow!  What a neat memory that is.  You know, its our experiences, not our things, that define us.  And that’s a great experience!  What experience inspired you to become an actor in the first place?
The excitement of being someone else without being someone else! (huh?) I was 10 years old.
So you started acting when you were ten? You have been doing this for a long time.  Can you recall what your favorite character to play was?
Andew Wyke in Sleuth. I remember seeing the movie as a child and was drawn to the dialog. [This role is] followed closely by El Gallo in The Fantasticks. I love facilitating an actor’s transition from being themselves on stage to being the character!
The Fantasticks is a great musical. It is actually the world’s longest running musical!  I love the song “Try to Remember.” Of course, A Raisin in the Sun has a totally different feeling about it.  Can you tell us what inspires you personally when you think about A Raisin in the Sun?
I was born and raised in Chicago so everything in this play is familiar. More importantly, this play reminds me of how hard my Mother worked to make sure that me and my Brother had every chance to do what we wanted. Hence my gravity towards the Arts. Thank You, My Mother!
Yay for inspiring mothers!  Mine was as well.  One last question for you, when all is said and done, what do you hope audiences will take away with them after seeing the show?
They’ll see what REALLY happens to a dream deferred…

Well put!  Thank you Leo! I can’t wait to see you play Bobo!

A Raisin in the Sun at TAG

A Raisin in the Sun is running October 23 – November 15th. The theatre is located in the Dole Cannery, 650 Iwilei Road, Suite 101. Call 808-722-6941 for information and tickets. Tickets can also be obtained online at

We look forward to seeing you there!


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