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A Raisin in the Sun

A Raisin in the Sun shares the story of one family’s struggle to stake their claim in an unwelcoming, world.

Set in Chicago’s South Side in the 1950s, this racially relevant classic depicts the dreams and ambitions of the Younger family as they await and then receive a life-altering insurance check. Faced with daily tensions, prejudice and a harsh reality, the family struggles to maintain dignity amidst the chaos.

Lorraine Hansberry’s inspiring, groundbreaking drama, A Raisin in the Sun will be directed by Wallace Bridges in the Sponberg Theatre with public performances running Wednesday through Sunday, February 8, 9, 10, 11 at 7pm, and February 11 & 12 at 2pm, with junior high and high school matinees on February 14 & 15 at 10am. Recommended for ages 13+.