- 2828.January.SundayRaymond James Theatre163 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.” – EbonyRaymond James Theatre163 3rd St N, Saint Petersburg, FL, United States
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