A Raisin in the Sun
by Lorraine Hansberry
directed by Timothy McCuen Piggee
in the Bagley Wright Theatre
In Lorraine Hansberry’s classic, which inspired Seattle Rep’s recent production of Clybourne Park, African American Lena Younger lives with her extended family in a cramped apartment on Chicago’s South Side. On their unknowing behalf, she places a down payment on a home in Clybourne Park—an affordable white neighborhood. Racial intolerance attempts to derail the family’s dreams in this 1959 masterpiece, which “changed American theater forever” (New York Times) and continues to resonate with generation after generation.
- Running time is approximately three hours with two intermissions.
- Note: There will be explicit language throughout this production.