A Raisin in the Sun Show Poster

A Raisin in the Sun Cast & Creative

An American classic, A Raisin in the Sun takes place in the late ‘50s in a south side Chicago apartment, chronicling the lives of the members of an African-American family. Matriarch Lena plans to buy a home in an all-white neighborhood when she receives a hefty insurance check. Her son Walter dreams of buying a liquor store and being his own man, and her daughter Beneatha dreams of attending medical school. The tensions and prejudice they face create the drama in this beloved play.

This show is closed.

Performances ended on Jun. 15, 2014.

Show Overview


Walter Younger
Beneatha Younger
Ruth Younger
Jason Dirden
George Murchison
Sean Patrick Thomas
Joseph Asagai
Karl Lindner
Bryce Clyde Jenkins
Travis Younger


Written by
Lorraine Hansberry
Kenny Leon
Set Designer
Mark Thompson
Costume Designer
Ann Roth
Lighting Designer
Brian MacDevitt
Sound Designer
Scott Lehrer
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