A Raisin in the Sun

By Lorraine Hansberry / Directed by Chuck Mike
Thursday, November 17, 2011 at 7:30 p.m.
Friday, November 18, 2011 at 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, November 19, 2011 at 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, November 20, 2011 at 2:00 p.m.
Alice Jepson Theatre

“Pivotal play in the history of the American Black theatre”  — Newsweek

“A milestone in the American Theatre”  — Ebony


Set on Chicago’s South Side, this landmark play revolves around the divergent dreams and conflicts within three generations of the Younger family: son Walter Lee, his wife Ruth, his sister Beneatha, his son Travis, and matriarch Lena. When her deceased husband’s insurance money comes through, Mama Lena dreams of moving to a new home and a better neighborhood in Chicago. Walter Lee, a chauffeur, has other plans however: buying a liquor store and being his own man. Beneatha dreams of medical school. The tensions and prejudice they face form this seminal American drama. Sacrifice, trust, and love among the younger family and their heroic struggle to retain dignity in a harsh and changing world create a searing and timeless document of hope and inspiration.

Ticket Information
Adult: $15 UR Employee: $13
Senior (62+): $14 UR Student: $10
Child (0-12): $8 Group (20+): $14
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