A Raisin in the Sun

About This Show

Lorraine Hansberry’s A Raisin in the Sun comes to Astor Place this fall in Hansberry’s Public Theater debut. Directed by Tony Award nominee Robert O’Hara, this fresh look at a classic proves to be as provocative and powerful today as it was in 1959.

Lena Younger has decided to use her late husband’s life insurance to move her family out of their cramped apartment on Chicago’s South Side. Her son, Walter Lee, has other ideas. This innovative new production of an American classic fearlessly interrogates the American dream in the face of racial and economic strife.

Show Details

Running Time: 2hr 50min (1 intermission)
Dates: First Preview: September 27, 2022 Opening Night: October 25, 2022 Final Performance: November 6, 2022

Theatermania Review

| | October 25, 2022
Lorraine Hansberry’s celebrated drama is revived at the Public Theater.

You Might Also Like


Performances begin: May 25, 2024

The Hummingbirds

Final performance: April 21, 2024

Philadelphia, Here I Come!

Final performance: May 5, 2024

The Answers to Apathy

Final performance: April 21, 2024

Sally & Tom

Final performance: May 5, 2024