A Raisin in the Sun

Presented by Lyric Arts Main Street Stage

Lyric Arts Main Street Stage

420 East Main Street, Anoka, MN 55303


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Past performances

Friday, May 31 7:30 pm
  • Post-show party
Saturday, June 1 7:30 pm
Sunday, June 2 2:00 pm
Thursday, June 6 7:00 pm
Friday, June 7 7:30 pm
Saturday, June 8 7:30 pm
Sunday, June 9 2:00 pm
  • Post-show discussion
Thursday, June 13 7:00 pm
Friday, June 14 7:30 pm
Saturday, June 15 7:30 pm
Sunday, June 16 2:00 pm

By Lorraine Hansberry
Directed by Austene Van

Sixty years after its premiere, A Raisin in the Sun—the first play by a woman of color to debut on Broadway—is widely considered to be one of the best and most important plays ever written.

Set on Chicago’s South Side, the play revolves around the divergent dreams and conflicts within three generations of the Younger family. When her deceased husband’s insurance money comes through, Mama Lena dreams of moving to a new home and a better neighborhood. Her son Walter Lee, a chauffeur, has other plans: buying a liquor store and being his own man. Meanwhile, granddaughter Beneatha dreams of medical school.

The Younger family’s heroic struggle to retain dignity in a harsh and changing world is a timeless document of hope and inspiration.