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A Raisin in the Sun

In honor of Black History Month, Theatre Arlington will present Lorraine Hansberry’s award-winning play, A Raisin in the Sun. This groundbreaking play is inspired in part by Hansberry’s real-life experiences when her parents purchased a house in a “white neighborhood.” It is the South Side of Chicago in the 1950s and the Youngers have received a $10,000 insurance check and each of the adult members of the family has an idea of what they would like to do with the money. Three generations of the family are in conflict: Lena, the matriarch, dreams of moving to a better neighborhood; her son, Walter Lee, dreams of buying a liquor store; daughter Beneatha longs to attend medical school. As the Youngers argue over the best plan, this play brought to light many issues that were rarely discussed at the time, such as women’s rights, inequality and lack of opportunity. The Younger family’s heroic struggle to retain dignity in a harsh and changing world is a searing and timeless document of hope and inspiration. Theatre Arlington’s Executive Producer Steven D. Morris says “We are thrilled to bring this barrier-breaking play to Arlington audiences. It is as moving and relevant now as when it was written.”

Join us for Opening Night on Friday, February 14th at 7:30pm and stay after the show for a delicious Opening Night Reception, catered by J. Gilligan's,
and schmooze with the stars of the show!
Our Bar will be open, too!