Past Shows

2013-2014 Season Shows

A Raisin in the Sun - October/November 2013

by Lorraine Hansberry

Directed by Bill Herring & Susan Heberer

Shows run over two weekends: OCTOBER 25, 26, 27 & NOVEMBER 1, 2, 3. Friday and Saturday shows begin at 7:30PM, Sunday matinees begin at 2:30PM. Box office opens one half hour before the show. Concessions are available. Click Here to Order Tickets

A Raisin in the Sun debuted on Broadway in 1959. The title comes from the poem “Harlem” (also known as “A Dream Deferred“) by Langston Hughes. The story is based upon a black family’s experiences in the Washington Park Subdivision of Chicago‘s Woodlawn neighborhood.

In 1960 A Raisin In The Sun was nominated for four Tony Awards:

Best Play – Written by Lorraine Hansberry; produced by Philip Rose, David J. Cogan
Best Actor in Play – Sidney Poitier
Best Actress in a Play – Claudia McNeil
Best Direction of a Play – Lloyd Richards
It was also turned into a major motion picture in 1961 starring Sidney Poitier.