American Sign Language (ASL) interpretation will be offered for the February 24 performance at 8 p.m. ASL interpreters for this performance will be Jodie Goodwin & Donna Sanford. We have held seats in the right section with the best view of both interpreters and the stage. Please call the Box Office at 732-528-9211 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve tickets.
Set on Chicago's South Side, the plot of A Raisin in the Sun 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 is a searing and timeless document of hope and inspiration.
This groundbreaking play starred Sidney Poitier, Claudia McNeill, Ruby Dee and Diana Sands in the Broadway production which opened in 1959.
Ruth Younger: Mahogany Reynolds-Clarke
Travis Younger: Linwood Nelson Jr.
Walter Lee Younger: Bryan Morales-McGrath
Beneatha Younger: Danielle Richards
Lena Younger: Lorraine Stone
Joseph Asagai: Damien Berger
George Murchison: Travis Whitaker
Bobo: Bellamy Shivers
Karl Lindner: Thomas Cox
Mrs. Johnson: Sharon Lucas
Moving Man 1: Akil Billy
Moving Man 2: Ian Duhart
Directed by: Darrell Lawrence Willis, Sr.
Runtime: Approximately 2 hours, 30 minutes
Age Appropriateness: Recommended for ages 11 & up