raisin in the sun presented by 40 plus stage company
raisin in the sun presented by 40 plus stage company

Lorraine Hansberry's A Raisin in the Sun

The poem by Langston Hughes, from which this play receives it title, asks the question: “What happens to a dream deferred? Does it dry up like a raisin in the sun?”


Set on Chicago’s South Side, Lorraine Hansberry's celebrated play concerns the divergent dreams and conflicts in three generations of the Younger family: son Walter Lee, his wife Ruth, his sister Beneatha, his son Travis, and matriarch Lena. Hansberry's portrait of one family’s struggle to retain dignity in a harsh and changing world is a searing and timeless document of hope and inspiration.

Performances will be held at the Mountcastle Forum, Milton Rhodes Center for the Arts, February 17, 18, 24 and 25 at 7:30 pm with matinees February 19 and 26. Tickets are available online or at the box office.

Tickets available at online, by phone at (336) 747-1414, or at the door.


40+ Stage Company: A Company for All Ages, Relevant, Challenging, and Intergenerational

40+ Stage Company believes in the transformative power of theater. Our play selection focuses on issues of intergenerational concern and relevance to our community today. We want to provide actors of all ages with opportunities to perform in meaningful, challenging roles. As an amateur company, we are committed to the highest standards of performance.

Our outreach program extends to organizations provide services and moral support to the aging. Acting, as a performance art form, requires engaging with others and practicing and honing listening skills, memory reliability, and introspection. A creative lifestyle in the afternoon years has a demonstrative positive effect in overcoming depression, isolation, addiction, and a host of conditions often associated with growing older.

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