A Raisin in the Sun
May 31–Jun 16, 2019
By Lorraine Hansberry
Directed by Austene Van
Sixty years after its premiere, A Raisin in the Sun—the first play by a woman of color to debut on Broadway—is widely considered to be one of the best and most important plays ever written.
Set on Chicago’s South Side, the play revolves around the divergent dreams and conflicts within three generations of the Younger family. When her deceased husband’s insurance money comes through, Mama Lena dreams of moving to a new home and a better neighborhood. Her son Walter Lee, a chauffeur, has other plans: buying a liquor store and being his own man. Meanwhile, granddaughter Beneatha dreams of medical school.
The Younger family’s heroic struggle to retain dignity in a harsh and changing world is a timeless document of hope and inspiration.
Tickets range from $29-32. Please visit the Ticket Information section of our website for more details.
Intended for mature audiences. Contains strong language, explores mature themes, and references adult situations. For a preview of what to expect from the show, please visit our What Audiences Should Know guide. Note: As a courtesy to our patrons, children under the age of 5 will not be admitted.
To ensure a Sign Language-interpreted performance on Jun 2, please request accommodations by May 12. For more information on our ASL seating policies and other accessibility services, please visit our Accessibility page.