A Raisin in the Sun
January 13 - January 29, 2023
Set on Chicago's South Side, Lorrain 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. When her deceased husband's insurance money comes through, Mama Lena dreams of moving to a new home and a better neighborhood in Chicago. Walter Lee, a chauffeur, has other plans: buying a liquor store and being his own man. Beneatha dreams of medical school. 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.
"A Raisin in the Sun has a vigor as well as a veracity and is likely to destroy the complacency of anyone who sees it." Brooks Atkinson - The New York Times
The Academy of Theatre Arts will offer a FREE Audition Workshop on Sunday, October 16 at 5:00pm, for anyone interested in auditioning for this production.
Registration is required. For more information, please visit our audition workshop page.
Audition Dates & Times TBD
Director - Anthony J. Hamilton
Scenic Designer -
Costume Designer - Elaine Kaufman
Lighting Designer - Delaney McKenzie
Sound Designer - Jacob Myny
Technical Director - Phillip A. Miller
Properties Master - Stacy Bartell
Production Stage Manager -
Stage Manager -
Director of Volunteers - Mike Artis
Executive Director - Laura M. Zervic
Scenic Carpenters - Christopher Lewis & Ryan Burke
Scenic Artists - David Kyhn
Properties Artisan -Ian Whistler
Friday, January 13, 2023 at 7:30pm
Saturday January 14, 2023 at 7:30pm
Sunday, January 15, 2023 at 2:00pm
Friday, January 20, 2023 at 7:30pm
Saturday, January 21, 2023 at 7:30pm - ASL Interpreted & Audio Described
Sunday, January 22, 2023 at 2:00pm
Sunday, January 29, 2023 at 2:00pm - Double Feature with Clybourne Park
The Parish Theatre
405 W. Lovell St.
Kalamazoo, MI 49007
All performances in the Parish Theatre are general seating. We recommend arriving early. Doors open 30 minutes prior to each performance.
Parking is available after 6pm in the Civic Parking lot at the northeast corner of Lovell and Park Streets. There is additional parking behind the Carver Center. Street parking is available for free after 5pm on weekdays and all day Saturday and Sunday.
The Kalamazoo Civic Theatre does not rate subject matter as sensitivities vary from person to person. If you have questions about content, age appropriateness, or other aspects of the show (ie strobe lights and other theatrical effects), please contact the box office at 269.343.1313.