About This Show

Lorraine Hansberry’s groundbreaking masterpiece follows the Younger family, who yearn for a better life far from the cramped confines of their Chicago tenement. Hope arrives in the form of an unexpected financial windfall, but relationships are strained when family members realize they have different definitions of the American dream. Whose dreams will be realized and whose deferred? A Raisin in the Sun paints the African-American experience in brilliant and powerful strokes. This portrait of life remains as vibrant and vital today as it was at the play’s premiere in 1959.

Show Details

Dates: First Preview: March 31, 2017 Opening Night: April 6, 2017 Final Performance: May 7, 2017

Theatermania Review

| | April 11, 2017
Arena Stage produces Lorraine Hansberry’s classic play.

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