Beloved American Classic
A Raisin in the Sun
By Lorraine Hansberry
Directed by Tazewell Thompson
Dates: March 31 – May 7, 2017
Venue: Fichandler Stage, Arena Stage
The play that “changed American theater forever” (New York Times) finally comes to Arena Stage. Lorraine Hansberry’s groundbreaking masterpiece follows the Younger family yearning for a better life far from the cramped confines of their Chicago tenement. Hope arrives in the form of an unexpected financial windfall, but when they realize they have differing definitions of the American dream, which dreams get realized and which deferred? A Raisin in the Sun paints the African-American experience in brilliant and powerful strokes, as vibrant and vital today as they were in 1959.
To win tickets to “A Raisin in the Sun” listen Sunday to GOSPEL SPIRIT with Patrick Ellis followed by SUNDAY AFTERNOON GOSPEL with Jacquie Gales Webb.