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About this show

A Raisin in the Sun is a drama about an American family's struggle with poverty, racism, and inner conflict as they strive for a better way of life on the cusp of the civil rights era.

Walter Younger and his mother, Lena, both yearn to move their family out of Chicago's Southside ghetto. When Lena's late husband's insurance check arrives, Lena hopes to use it to buy a house in a white neighborhood while Walter hopes to invest it in a liquor business.

Show Details

  • Running Time:1hr 30min (1 intermission)
  • Dates:Closed on
  • Location:American Theatre of Actors, Off-Off-Broadway