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Theater Fans Won’t Want to Miss “A Raisin in the Sun” at the Arena Stage


The New York Times calls Lorraine Hansberry’s masterpiece A Rasin in the Sun the “play that changed American theater forever.” Timeless and groundbreaking, A Raisin in the Sun runs March 31st through May 7th at the Arena Stage.

The play tells the story of a family seeking a better life away from the challenging walls of their Chicago apartment. Unexpected financial help strains family ties and forces to light the differences of each of their dreams, which become clearer throughout the play. As their American dream shifts beneath the weight of the struggles they face during this critical moment in history, some dreams are realized, while others are deferred. This vibrant piece of art showcases African-American experiences in 1959, and its Arena Stage location ensures convenient parking and a beautiful theater with a modern aesthetic.

Purchase tickets to see A Raisin in the Sun online, or by calling (202) 488-3300. Matinee and evening show times are available daily.

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