A RAISIN IN THE SUN

by Lorraine Hansberry

Directed by L. Peter Callender

American Legacy Series

“A milestone in the American Theatre.” -Ebony

WE THE PEOPLE…WILL NOT HAVE OUR DREAMS DEFERRED

Lorraine Hansberry’s groundbreaking family drama is the first play in our American Legacy series. Dedicated to modern classics that lend historical perspective to stories from our past, this series seeks to draw a connection between our culture’s history and the events of today.

In pursuit of the American Dream, the dynamic Younger family wrestles with the push to assimilate into a white Chicago neighborhood, and the pull of their cultural roots. These opposing forces both unite and divide the family, as each grapple with the social issues that challenge their identity – and the personal choices that will determine their future. This story of hope and inspiration remains universally relevant more than 60 years after it first hit Broadway.

JANUARY 24 – FEBRUARY 18, 2018

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Spotlight Series: PROLOGUE

30 minutes prior to every performance

Arrive early and enjoy our interactive prologue series. The discussion will explore fascinating details about the play and the artists prior to select performances. FREE to A RAISIN IN THE SUN ticket holders

Spotlight Series: BEHIND-THE-SCENES

Guest Speaker: TBA
Date: Sunday, January 14 at 1PM

The perfect primer! Take a peek behind the curtain before the opening of A RAISIN IN THE SUN with this informative and entertaining presentation about the play, the playwright, and the American Stage artists who bring it all to life. Professor Emerita Dedee Aleccia will provide relevant details about the history and central themes of the play, while members of the artistic team will give an insider’s perspective on their process.

Pricing: $10 for General Public.
Free for American Stage Subscribers and Act 1 Club Members


Spotlight Series: COMMUNITY CONVERSATIONS

Date: Tuesday, February 13 at 7PM

Great theatre inspires contemplation and challenges our assumptions while inviting us to come together for conversation and a deeper connection. From social and political hot-button issues to ethical dilemmas, American Stage’s Community Conversations dig deeper into the intriguing and sometimes provocative topics explored by our mainstage productions. Join a panel of local experts as they guide us through a lively discussion, and answer questions about the relevancy of the subject matter explored in the play.

Pricing: $10 for General Public.
Free for American Stage Subscribers and Act 1 Club Members

SPECIAL GUESTS: TBA


Spotlight Series: CHATBACK

Thursdays & Sundays, After Select Performances
A RAISIN IN THE SUN Thursday, February 1, & Sunday, February 4 & 11, 2018

Stick around immediately following select performances to talk with the cast and other audience members while the experience of the play is fresh! Ask questions about the play, the characters, and the process, plus respond to the story and ideas aroused by the production. Free for ticket holders to the performance.

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