A Raisin in the Sun at 6th Street Playhouse

Sat, March 18, 2023, 7:30 pm

Echoing her own trials growing up in a racially divided America, Lorraine Hansberry’s masterpiece delves into the divergent dreams and conflicts within three generations of a Black family struggling to rise into America’s middle class in 1950’s Chicago.

Anticipating a big life insurance check, Mama dreams of a beautiful new home in a white neighborhood. Her son, a chauffeur, dreams of being his own boss and opening a liquor store. His sister dreams of medical school. The ensuing prejudice they encounter threatens to crush their hopes and dreams, causing them to dry up, “…like a raisin in the sun.”

Hansberry wrote this Pulitzer Prize-winning play, her first, at age 27. She was the first Black playwright to receive both the Drama Desk Award and the Critics’ Circle award for Best Play. A Raisin in the Sun was the first play by a Black female playwright to be produced on Broadway. Sadly, her playwriting and her voice for women’s civil rights were cut short by her death at age 34.

Post-show Discussions Friday, Mar 10, Thursday Mar 16 & Sunday Mar 19 where you can learn more and discuss your thoughts with the cast and director.

groundbreaking drama by Lorraine Hansberry, Directed by Leontyne Mbele-Mbong

Thu 3/2/23 7:30pm

Fri 3/3/23 7:30pm

Sat 3/4/23 7:30pm

Sun 3/5/23 2:00pm

Fri 3/10/23 7:30pm

Sat 3/11/23 2:00pm

Sat 3/11/23 7:30pm

Sun 3/12/23 2:00pm

Thu 3/16/23 7:30pm

Fri 3/17/23 7:30pm

Sat 3/18/23 2:00pm

Sat 3/18/23 7:30pm

Sun 3/19/23 2:00pm

Thu 3/23/23 7:30pm

Fri 3/24/23 7:30pm

Sat 3/25/23 2:00pm

Sat 3/25/23 7:30pm

Sun 3/26/23 2:00pm



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6th Street Playhouse

52 W. 6th Street - Santa Rosa