A Raisin in the Sun


Lorraine Hansberry's groundbreaking masterpiece follows the Younger family yearning for a better life far from the cramped confines of their Chicago tenement. Hope arrives in the form of an unexpected financial windfall, but family ties are strained when they realize they have differing definitions of the American dream, which dreams get realized and which deferred? A Raisin in the Sun paints the African-American experience in brilliant and powerful strokes, as vibrant and vital today as they were in 1959

Presented by Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater

Show Type
Running Time
120 minutes
(1 Intermission)
Appropriate For All Ages Price Ranges
$40 - $90

Discount Tickets Available

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Box Office Phone: 202-488-3300

Schedule Open/Close Dates: 03/31/2017 - 05/07/2017
Sunday 02:00pm08:00pm-
Monday ---
Tuesday 07:30pm--
Wednesday 07:30pm--
Thursday ---
Friday 08:00pm--
Saturday 2:00pm8:00pm-
Important Dates

Extra Performances

  • 04/01/2017 - 2:00pm
  • 04/18/2017 - 12:00pm
  • 04/30/2017 - 6:00pm
  • 04/27/2017 - 8:00pm

Sold Out Performances

  • 04/02/2017 - 7:30pm
  • 04/26/2017 - 12:00pm


  • 04/29/2017 - 2:00pm

Open Caption

  • 04/19/2017 - 7:30pm
  • 04/20/2017 - 8:00pm
Performer Role
Will Cobbs Walter Lee Younger
Jeremiah Hasty Travis Younger
Joy Jones Beneatha Younger
Mack Leamon Bobo
Lizan Mitchell Lena Younger
Thomas Adrian Simpson Karl Lindner
Keith L Royal Smith George Murchison
Dawn Ursula Ruth Younger
Bueka Uwemedimo Joseph Asagai
Production Personnel
Lorraine Hansberry
Tazewell Thompson
Costume Designer
Harry Nadal
Set Designer
Donald Eastman
Sound Designer
Fabian Obispo
Lighting Designer
Robert Wierzel
Fabian Obispo


Arena Stage - The Fichandler Stage
1101 Sixth Street SW, Washington, DC 20024
About the Venue:
The Fichandler Stage stands as the iconic, original theater space, with its epic, in-the-round auditorium and steeply raked seating tiers. The spirit of the Fichandler is celebrated in this 683-seat venue where patrons are never more than eight rows away from the stage, allowing the entire audience to be closer to the stage than ever before.

Getting There

  • Waterfront-SEU (Green Line)


  • Street parking
  • Paid garages


  • This venue is wheelchair accessible.
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