A Raisin in the Sun

A RAISIN IN THE SUN

January 24 – February 18, 2018

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February
  • 01
    01.February.Thursday

    8:00 pm-10:00 pm
    2018.02.01-2018.02.26
    Raymond James Theatre
    163 3rd St N, Saint Petersburg, FL, United States

    A RAISIN IN THE SUN by Lorraine Hansberry
    American Legacy Series Play
    January 24 – February 18, 2018

    WE THE PEOPLE…WILL NOT HAVE OUR DREAMS DEFERRED

    Set on Chicago’s South Side, the plot revolves around the divergent dreams and conflicts within 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. The tensions and prejudice they face form this seminal American drama. The Younger family’s heroic struggle to retain dignity in a harsh and changing world is a searing and timeless document of hope and inspiration.
    Winner! New York Drama Critic’s Award, ‘Best Play Of The Year’   TONY AWARD Winner, ‘Best Revival Of A Play’ 

    “Pivotal play in the history of the American Black theatre.” – Newsweek
    “A milestone in the American Theatre.” – Ebony

  • 02
    02.February.Friday

    8:00 pm-10:00 pm
    2018.02.02-2018.02.27
    Raymond James Theatre
    163 3rd St N, Saint Petersburg, FL, United States

    A RAISIN IN THE SUN by Lorraine Hansberry
    American Legacy Series Play
    January 24 – February 18, 2018

    WE THE PEOPLE…WILL NOT HAVE OUR DREAMS DEFERRED

    Set on Chicago’s South Side, the plot revolves around the divergent dreams and conflicts within 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. The tensions and prejudice they face form this seminal American drama. The Younger family’s heroic struggle to retain dignity in a harsh and changing world is a searing and timeless document of hope and inspiration.
    Winner! New York Drama Critic’s Award, ‘Best Play Of The Year’   TONY AWARD Winner, ‘Best Revival Of A Play’ 

    “Pivotal play in the history of the American Black theatre.” – Newsweek
    “A milestone in the American Theatre.” – Ebony

  • 03
    03.February.Saturday

    3:00 pm-5:00 pm
    2018.02.03-2018.02.28
    Raymond James Theatre
    163 3rd St N, Saint Petersburg, FL, United States

    A RAISIN IN THE SUN by Lorraine Hansberry
    American Legacy Series Play
    January 24 – February 18, 2018

    WE THE PEOPLE…WILL NOT HAVE OUR DREAMS DEFERRED

    Set on Chicago’s South Side, the plot revolves around the divergent dreams and conflicts within 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. The tensions and prejudice they face form this seminal American drama. The Younger family’s heroic struggle to retain dignity in a harsh and changing world is a searing and timeless document of hope and inspiration.
    Winner! New York Drama Critic’s Award, ‘Best Play Of The Year’   TONY AWARD Winner, ‘Best Revival Of A Play’ 

    “Pivotal play in the history of the American Black theatre.” – Newsweek
    “A milestone in the American Theatre.” – Ebony

  • 03
    03.February.Saturday

    8:00 pm-10:00 pm
    2018.02.03-2018.02.28
    Raymond James Theatre
    163 3rd St N, Saint Petersburg, FL, United States

    A RAISIN IN THE SUN by Lorraine Hansberry
    American Legacy Series Play
    January 24 – February 18, 2018

    WE THE PEOPLE…WILL NOT HAVE OUR DREAMS DEFERRED

    Set on Chicago’s South Side, the plot revolves around the divergent dreams and conflicts within 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. The tensions and prejudice they face form this seminal American drama. The Younger family’s heroic struggle to retain dignity in a harsh and changing world is a searing and timeless document of hope and inspiration.
    Winner! New York Drama Critic’s Award, ‘Best Play Of The Year’   TONY AWARD Winner, ‘Best Revival Of A Play’ 

    “Pivotal play in the history of the American Black theatre.” – Newsweek
    “A milestone in the American Theatre.” – Ebony

  • 04
    04.February.Sunday

    3:00 pm-5:00 pm
    2018.02.04-2018.03.01
    Raymond James Theatre
    163 3rd St N, Saint Petersburg, FL, United States

    A RAISIN IN THE SUN by Lorraine Hansberry
    American Legacy Series Play
    January 24 – February 18, 2018

    WE THE PEOPLE…WILL NOT HAVE OUR DREAMS DEFERRED

    Set on Chicago’s South Side, the plot revolves around the divergent dreams and conflicts within 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. The tensions and prejudice they face form this seminal American drama. The Younger family’s heroic struggle to retain dignity in a harsh and changing world is a searing and timeless document of hope and inspiration.
    Winner! New York Drama Critic’s Award, ‘Best Play Of The Year’   TONY AWARD Winner, ‘Best Revival Of A Play’ 

    “Pivotal play in the history of the American Black theatre.” – Newsweek
    “A milestone in the American Theatre.” – Ebony

  • 07
    07.February.Wednesday

    7:00 pm-9:00 pm
    2018.02.07-2018.03.04
    Raymond James Theatre
    163 3rd St N, Saint Petersburg, FL, United States

    A RAISIN IN THE SUN by Lorraine Hansberry
    American Legacy Series Play
    January 24 – February 18, 2018

    WE THE PEOPLE…WILL NOT HAVE OUR DREAMS DEFERRED

    Set on Chicago’s South Side, the plot revolves around the divergent dreams and conflicts within 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. The tensions and prejudice they face form this seminal American drama. The Younger family’s heroic struggle to retain dignity in a harsh and changing world is a searing and timeless document of hope and inspiration.
    Winner! New York Drama Critic’s Award, ‘Best Play Of The Year’   TONY AWARD Winner, ‘Best Revival Of A Play’ 

    “Pivotal play in the history of the American Black theatre.” – Newsweek
    “A milestone in the American Theatre.” – Ebony

  • 08
    08.February.Thursday

    8:00 pm-10:00 pm
    2018.02.08-2018.03.05
    Raymond James Theatre
    163 3rd St N, Saint Petersburg, FL, United States

    A RAISIN IN THE SUN by Lorraine Hansberry
    American Legacy Series Play
    January 24 – February 18, 2018

    WE THE PEOPLE…WILL NOT HAVE OUR DREAMS DEFERRED

    Set on Chicago’s South Side, the plot revolves around the divergent dreams and conflicts within 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. The tensions and prejudice they face form this seminal American drama. The Younger family’s heroic struggle to retain dignity in a harsh and changing world is a searing and timeless document of hope and inspiration.
    Winner! New York Drama Critic’s Award, ‘Best Play Of The Year’   TONY AWARD Winner, ‘Best Revival Of A Play’ 

    “Pivotal play in the history of the American Black theatre.” – Newsweek
    “A milestone in the American Theatre.” – Ebony

  • 09
    09.February.Friday

    8:00 pm-10:00 pm
    2018.02.09-2018.03.06
    Raymond James Theatre
    163 3rd St N, Saint Petersburg, FL, United States

    A RAISIN IN THE SUN by Lorraine Hansberry
    American Legacy Series Play
    January 24 – February 18, 2018

    WE THE PEOPLE…WILL NOT HAVE OUR DREAMS DEFERRED

    Set on Chicago’s South Side, the plot revolves around the divergent dreams and conflicts within 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. The tensions and prejudice they face form this seminal American drama. The Younger family’s heroic struggle to retain dignity in a harsh and changing world is a searing and timeless document of hope and inspiration.
    Winner! New York Drama Critic’s Award, ‘Best Play Of The Year’   TONY AWARD Winner, ‘Best Revival Of A Play’ 

    “Pivotal play in the history of the American Black theatre.” – Newsweek
    “A milestone in the American Theatre.” – Ebony

  • 10
    10.February.Saturday

    3:00 pm-5:00 pm
    2018.02.10-2018.03.07
    Raymond James Theatre
    163 3rd St N, Saint Petersburg, FL, United States

    A RAISIN IN THE SUN by Lorraine Hansberry
    American Legacy Series Play
    January 24 – February 18, 2018

    WE THE PEOPLE…WILL NOT HAVE OUR DREAMS DEFERRED

    Set on Chicago’s South Side, the plot revolves around the divergent dreams and conflicts within 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. The tensions and prejudice they face form this seminal American drama. The Younger family’s heroic struggle to retain dignity in a harsh and changing world is a searing and timeless document of hope and inspiration.
    Winner! New York Drama Critic’s Award, ‘Best Play Of The Year’   TONY AWARD Winner, ‘Best Revival Of A Play’ 

    “Pivotal play in the history of the American Black theatre.” – Newsweek
    “A milestone in the American Theatre.” – Ebony

  • 10
    10.February.Saturday

    8:00 pm-10:00 pm
    2018.02.10-2018.03.07
    Raymond James Theatre
    163 3rd St N, Saint Petersburg, FL, United States

    A RAISIN IN THE SUN by Lorraine Hansberry
    American Legacy Series Play
    January 24 – February 18, 2018

    WE THE PEOPLE…WILL NOT HAVE OUR DREAMS DEFERRED

    Set on Chicago’s South Side, the plot revolves around the divergent dreams and conflicts within 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. The tensions and prejudice they face form this seminal American drama. The Younger family’s heroic struggle to retain dignity in a harsh and changing world is a searing and timeless document of hope and inspiration.
    Winner! New York Drama Critic’s Award, ‘Best Play Of The Year’   TONY AWARD Winner, ‘Best Revival Of A Play’ 

    “Pivotal play in the history of the American Black theatre.” – Newsweek
    “A milestone in the American Theatre.” – Ebony

  • 11
    11.February.Sunday

    3:00 pm-5:00 pm
    2018.02.11-2018.03.08
    Raymond James Theatre
    163 3rd St N, Saint Petersburg, FL, United States

    A RAISIN IN THE SUN by Lorraine Hansberry
    American Legacy Series Play
    January 24 – February 18, 2018

    WE THE PEOPLE…WILL NOT HAVE OUR DREAMS DEFERRED

    Set on Chicago’s South Side, the plot revolves around the divergent dreams and conflicts within 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. The tensions and prejudice they face form this seminal American drama. The Younger family’s heroic struggle to retain dignity in a harsh and changing world is a searing and timeless document of hope and inspiration.
    Winner! New York Drama Critic’s Award, ‘Best Play Of The Year’   TONY AWARD Winner, ‘Best Revival Of A Play’ 

    “Pivotal play in the history of the American Black theatre.” – Newsweek
    “A milestone in the American Theatre.” – Ebony

  • 11
    11.February.Sunday
    Improv-sun-Feature-Banner

    7:00 pm-8:30 pm
    2018.02.11
    Raymond James Theatre
    163 3rd St N, Saint Petersburg, FL, United States

    HOUSE TEAMS LIVE!

    Hilarious & Interactive Improvised Comedy!

    American Stage Improv House Teams present a night of outrageous improvised comedy. Be ready to laugh on the 2nd  and 3rd Sunday of each month.

  • 14
    14.February.Wednesday

    7:00 pm-9:00 pm
    2018.02.14-2018.03.11
    Raymond James Theatre
    163 3rd St N, Saint Petersburg, FL, United States

    A RAISIN IN THE SUN by Lorraine Hansberry
    American Legacy Series Play
    January 24 – February 18, 2018

    WE THE PEOPLE…WILL NOT HAVE OUR DREAMS DEFERRED

    Set on Chicago’s South Side, the plot revolves around the divergent dreams and conflicts within 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. The tensions and prejudice they face form this seminal American drama. The Younger family’s heroic struggle to retain dignity in a harsh and changing world is a searing and timeless document of hope and inspiration.
    Winner! New York Drama Critic’s Award, ‘Best Play Of The Year’   TONY AWARD Winner, ‘Best Revival Of A Play’ 

    “Pivotal play in the history of the American Black theatre.” – Newsweek
    “A milestone in the American Theatre.” – Ebony

  • 15
    15.February.Thursday

    8:00 pm-10:00 pm
    2018.02.15-2018.03.12
    Raymond James Theatre
    163 3rd St N, Saint Petersburg, FL, United States

    A RAISIN IN THE SUN by Lorraine Hansberry
    American Legacy Series Play
    January 24 – February 18, 2018

    WE THE PEOPLE…WILL NOT HAVE OUR DREAMS DEFERRED

    Set on Chicago’s South Side, the plot revolves around the divergent dreams and conflicts within 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. The tensions and prejudice they face form this seminal American drama. The Younger family’s heroic struggle to retain dignity in a harsh and changing world is a searing and timeless document of hope and inspiration.
    Winner! New York Drama Critic’s Award, ‘Best Play Of The Year’   TONY AWARD Winner, ‘Best Revival Of A Play’ 

    “Pivotal play in the history of the American Black theatre.” – Newsweek
    “A milestone in the American Theatre.” – Ebony

  • 16
    16.February.Friday

    8:00 pm-10:00 pm
    2018.02.16-2018.03.13
    Raymond James Theatre
    163 3rd St N, Saint Petersburg, FL, United States

    A RAISIN IN THE SUN by Lorraine Hansberry
    American Legacy Series Play
    January 24 – February 18, 2018

    WE THE PEOPLE…WILL NOT HAVE OUR DREAMS DEFERRED

    Set on Chicago’s South Side, the plot revolves around the divergent dreams and conflicts within 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. The tensions and prejudice they face form this seminal American drama. The Younger family’s heroic struggle to retain dignity in a harsh and changing world is a searing and timeless document of hope and inspiration.
    Winner! New York Drama Critic’s Award, ‘Best Play Of The Year’   TONY AWARD Winner, ‘Best Revival Of A Play’ 

    “Pivotal play in the history of the American Black theatre.” – Newsweek
    “A milestone in the American Theatre.” – Ebony

  • 17
    17.February.Saturday

    3:00 pm-5:00 pm
    2018.02.17-2018.03.14
    Raymond James Theatre
    163 3rd St N, Saint Petersburg, FL, United States

    A RAISIN IN THE SUN by Lorraine Hansberry
    American Legacy Series Play
    January 24 – February 18, 2018

    WE THE PEOPLE…WILL NOT HAVE OUR DREAMS DEFERRED

    Set on Chicago’s South Side, the plot revolves around the divergent dreams and conflicts within 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. The tensions and prejudice they face form this seminal American drama. The Younger family’s heroic struggle to retain dignity in a harsh and changing world is a searing and timeless document of hope and inspiration.
    Winner! New York Drama Critic’s Award, ‘Best Play Of The Year’   TONY AWARD Winner, ‘Best Revival Of A Play’ 

    “Pivotal play in the history of the American Black theatre.” – Newsweek
    “A milestone in the American Theatre.” – Ebony

  • 17
    17.February.Saturday

    8:00 pm-10:00 pm
    2018.02.17-2018.03.14
    Raymond James Theatre
    163 3rd St N, Saint Petersburg, FL, United States

    A RAISIN IN THE SUN by Lorraine Hansberry
    American Legacy Series Play
    January 24 – February 18, 2018

    WE THE PEOPLE…WILL NOT HAVE OUR DREAMS DEFERRED

    Set on Chicago’s South Side, the plot revolves around the divergent dreams and conflicts within 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. The tensions and prejudice they face form this seminal American drama. The Younger family’s heroic struggle to retain dignity in a harsh and changing world is a searing and timeless document of hope and inspiration.
    Winner! New York Drama Critic’s Award, ‘Best Play Of The Year’   TONY AWARD Winner, ‘Best Revival Of A Play’ 

    “Pivotal play in the history of the American Black theatre.” – Newsweek
    “A milestone in the American Theatre.” – Ebony

  • 18
    18.February.Sunday

    3:00 pm-5:00 pm
    2018.02.18-2018.03.15
    Raymond James Theatre
    163 3rd St N, Saint Petersburg, FL, United States

    A RAISIN IN THE SUN by Lorraine Hansberry
    American Legacy Series Play
    January 24 – February 18, 2018

    WE THE PEOPLE…WILL NOT HAVE OUR DREAMS DEFERRED

    Set on Chicago’s South Side, the plot revolves around the divergent dreams and conflicts within 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. The tensions and prejudice they face form this seminal American drama. The Younger family’s heroic struggle to retain dignity in a harsh and changing world is a searing and timeless document of hope and inspiration.
    Winner! New York Drama Critic’s Award, ‘Best Play Of The Year’   TONY AWARD Winner, ‘Best Revival Of A Play’ 

    “Pivotal play in the history of the American Black theatre.” – Newsweek
    “A milestone in the American Theatre.” – Ebony

  • 18
    18.February.Sunday
    Improv-sun-Feature-Banner

    7:00 pm-8:30 pm
    2018.02.18
    Raymond James Theatre
    163 3rd St N, Saint Petersburg, FL, United States

    HOUSE TEAMS LIVE!
    featuring As Per Usual & Separate Checks
    Hilarious & Interactive Improvised Comedy!
    American Stage Improv House Teams present a night of outrageous improvised comedy. Laugh out loud with As Per Usual and Separate Checks the 3rd Sunday of each month.

  • 25
    25.February.Sunday

    1:00 pm-3:00 pm
    2018.02.25
    Raymond James Theatre
    163 3rd St N, Saint Petersburg, FL, United States

    Spotlight Series: FOREWORD

    Guest Speaker: TBA
    Date: Sunday February 25 at 1PM

    Take your theatre going experience to the next level through an informative and entertaining lecture. Professor Emerita, Dedee Aleccia, will speak on the history, context, and characters of MARJORIE PRIME.