A Raisin in the Sun
Beardsley Theater, February 16, 17, 18, 22, 23, 24, 25, March 1, 2, 3, 2018
Set on Chicago's South Side, this seminal American drama revolves around the divergent dreams and conflicts within three generations of an African-American family, the Youngers: 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 in a better neighborhood. Walter Lee, a chauffeur, has other plans: buying a liquor store and being his own man. Beneatha dreams of medical school. The Younger family's heroic struggles to retain dignity in a harsh and changing world is a searing and timeless document of hope and inspiration.