A Raisin in the Sun | 2022-2023 Productions : The Kalamazoo Civic Theatre

A Raisin in the Sun

22-23 A Raisin in the Sun Image

January 13 - January 22, 2023


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. 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