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A Raisin in the Sun

opens March 2

Monroe Stage

written by Lorraine Hansberry

“…the play that changed American theatre forever.” —New York Times

A Pulitzer Prize- winning play about the experiences of a black working class family living in south Chicago.

Echoing her own trials growing up in a racially-divided America, Hansberry’s masterpiece delves into the divergent dreams and conflicts within three generations of a lower-class Black family, in 1950’s Chicago, struggling to rise into America’s middle class.

Anticipating a big life insurance check, ‘Mama’ dreams of a beautiful new home in a white neighborhood. Her son, a chauffeur, dreams of being his own boss and opening a liquor store.  His sister dreams of medical school. The ensuing prejudice they encounter threatens to crush their hopes and dreams, causing them to dry up “…like a raisin in the sun.”

Hansberry wrote this Pulitzer Prize-winning play, her first, at age 27. It was the first by a Black playwright to be produced on Broadway, and to receive a Critic’s Circle award.

We are proud to bring you this iconic American story, presented by a talented and professional cast and the Artistic Director of the African-American Shakespeare Company.

Buy Tickets by Day

NOTE: Some dates have afternoon AND evening times. Be sure to select your preferred time after choosing a day in the calendar above.

  • Adult $39
  • Senior $37
  • Youth (under 18) $22
  • Thur Adult $34, Senior $32
  • Sun mat $44
  • Previews $24

If you would like to purchase an ADA seat and there are none available for purchase, please contact the box office for assistance and we will be happy to accommodate you.

PRICES SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE

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