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A Raisin in the Sun

March 13–April 04, 2020

By Lorraine Hansberry
Directed by Carl Cofield

University Theatre, 222 York Street

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On the South Side of 1950s Chicago, Lena Younger dreams of using her deceased husband’s insurance money to move her family out of their cramped apartment to a better neighborhood. Her son, Walter Lee, Jr., wants to use it instead to set himself up in business; while her daughter, Beneatha, dreams of medical school. In Lorraine Hansberry’s groundbreaking, defiantly hopeful drama, an African American family’s dreams and conflicts are amplified by external tensions and prejudice in a country on the cusp of change.

A Raisin in the Sun is Yale Rep’s 2019–20 WILL POWER! production. The run includes 10:15AM performances on March 31, April 1, 2, and 3, 2020. All four student matinees are currently sold out, but you can email yalerep@yale.edu to be added to a waiting list.

The Artists

Creative Team

Carl CofieldCarl Cofield