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‘A Raisin in the Sun’ play dates, times and ticket info


Play: A Raisin in the Sun

Playwright: Lorraine Hansberry

Synopsis: This lauded drama follows the Youngers, an African-American family living together in an apartment in Chicago. Following the death of their patriarch, they try to determine what to do with the substantial insurance payment they’ll soon receive. Opinions on what to do with the money vary. Walter Lee (Sidney Poitier) wants to make a business investment, while his mother, Lena (Claudia McNeil), is intent on buying a house for them all to live in — two differing views of the American Dream.

Director: Sonya McCarter


  • Patricia Idlette as Lena (Mama) Younger
  • Derek Lively as Walter Lee Younger
  • Rose Thomas as Beneatha Younger
  • Cantrella Canady as Ruth Younger
  • Keehnon Jackson as Travis Younger
  • Lemec Bernard as Bobo
  • James Robinson as Karl Lindner
  • Sandra Dixon as Mrs. Johnson
  • Peter Lange as George Murchison
  • Kenneth Philyaw as Joseph Asagai

Play Dates and Times:  Performances run May 3-5 and May 10-12 at 8:00 p.m., with two 2:00 p.m. matinees on May 6 and 13.

Talk-Backs: Talkbacks occur on May 6 and May 23 after the productions.

Tickets: Individual tickets to each show are $25, $11 for students or $22 for Alliance members. To purchase tickets or for more information, call the box office at 239-939-2787 or visit

Location: The Foulds Theatre at the Alliance for the Arts, 10091 McGregor Blvd. just south of where Colonial Boulevard empties into McGregor Blvd.

Sponsorship: The production is sponsored by Noreen Raney.

April 1, 2018.



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