A Raisin in the Sun

Lorraine Hansberry’s A RAISIN IN THE SUN comes to Astor Place this fall in Hansberry’s Public Theater debut. Directed by Tony Award nominee Robert O’Hara, this fresh look at a classic proves to be as provocative and powerful today as it was in 1959. Lena Younger has decided to use her late husband’s life insurance to move her family out of their cramped apartment on Chicago’s South Side. Her son, Walter Lee, has other ideas. This innovative new production of an American classic fearlessly interrogates the American dream in the face of racial and economic strife.

Photo credit: Robert O'Hara by Zack DeZon

Lorraine Hansberry
The Public Theater
Robert O'Hara
A Raisin in the Sun Performance Dates & Times
Previews from: 
September 27, 2022
November 6, 2022

Public Theater

425 Lafayette Street, New York, NY 10003
Nearest subway station:
Astor Place Station