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A Raisin in the Sun

March 2 – 19, 2023

Monroe Stage

written by Lorraine Hansberry

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

The American Classic of a Family’s ‘Dream Deferred.’

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

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. She was the first Black playwright to receive both the Drama Desk Award and the Critics’ Circle award for Best Play. A Raisin in the Sun was the first play by a Black female playwright to be produced on Broadway.

Sadly, her playwriting and her voice for women’s civil rights were cut short by her death at age 34.

Come, experience great theatre!

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.

  • Value seats $35
  • Adult $39
  • Senior $37
  • Youth (under 18) $22
  • Thur Adult $34, Senior $32
  • Sun mat $44
  • Previews $24

ADA Seats: If there are no ADA seats online, please contact the Box Office.


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