WaterTower Theatre presents A Raisin in the Sun
Lorraine Haynsberry's Tony Award-winning drama debuted just five years after the landmark Brown v. Board of Education Supreme Court decision ended segregation. It tells the story of the Youngers, a black family living in Chicago in the 1950s, whose yearning for a piece of the American Dream includes moving to a modest home in a majority white community. The Youngers discover that the American dream is not the same for everyone in their family.
A Raisin in the Sun was first drama written by an African American woman to be produced on Broadway and was called the play “that changed American theater forever” by presenting a story about identity, justice, and moral responsibility: a story about an American family that remains as powerful and relevant today as it was 50 years ago.
The play ontains adult language and is recommended for ages 12 and above.