6th Street Playhouse presents the American Classic “A Raison in the Sun” March 2 – 19
|Tensions run high in this groundbreaking drama by Lorraine Hansberry.|
Set in the 1950’s, three generations of a Black working-class family fail to thrive in a cramped apartment on Chicago’s Southside.
A widow and her two grown children eagerly await an insurance payout they see as a means to escape their plight and achieve the American dream.Only each has their own idea of what that is and how to use the money to achieve it.
Lorraine Hansberry wrote this Pulitzer Prize-winning play, her first, at age 27. Her’s was the first play by a Black female to be produced on Broadway.She was also the first Black playwright to receive both the Drama Desk Award and the Critics’ Circle award for Best Play.
A Raisin in the Sun is a character driven play that, for the first time on Broadway, depicted Black Americans as realistic, complex individuals.
This is a play for everyone. It is an important part of our history, and…it is theatre at its best.
You’ll leave 6th Street Playhouse enriched by this classic American play.
|A Raisin in the Sun|
The American Classic of a Family’s ‘Dream Deferred.’written by Lorraine Hansberrydirected by Leontyne Mbele-Mbong
March 2-19, 2023
Opening Night features a champagne reception to celebrate the show with your friends, the cast and artistic team.
Post-show Discussions Friday, Mar 10, Thursday Mar 16 & Sunday Mar 19 where you can learn more and discuss your thoughts with the cast and director.
|BOOK your tickets today for this enduring play!|