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.
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