The New York Times called it “The play that changed American theater forever.” First produced in 1959, A Raisin in the Sun is unflinching in its vision of what happens to people whose dreams are constantly deferred. In her portrait of an embattled Chicago family, Lorraine Hansberry posed eternal questions about identity, justice, and moral responsibility. The result is an American classic that’s as powerful today as it was 50 years ago. Contains adult language. Recommended for ages 12 and above.
A Raisin in the Sun is performed in rotating rep with Clybourne Park, a wickedly funny, Tony Award®- and Pulitzer Prize-winning play by Bruce Norris, written in response to Hansberry's Raisin. Set in the same house just before and 50 years after Raisin, the two plays share the same set and several of the cast members appear in both productions.
Seeing both plays provides a unique opportunity to compare and contrast ideas about race, equality and the American dream. You can even see both plays on special same-day performances October 5, 13, 19, 26 and 27.
Raisin in the Sun's message resonates as Dallas Faces Race (Download now)
|Before the play, join us for a free 30-minute informative talk designed to enhance your play-going experience. Given one hour before every performance, a member of the cast or artistic staff will share details about ?the play’s origins and context, as well as insight into the creative process behind the production.||After the play, stick around for a free, brief, post-show conversation with a cast member from the show. Engage with the artists, learn about the production, and share your insights about the play in a lively discussion.|
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