Lorraine Hansberry’s masterwork has rightfully earned its place among the great American plays because it speaks anew to each generation. The story of the Younger family—three generations trying to build a better life on Chicago’s South Side—resonates loudly with those pursuing the American dream today. Whose dreams get realized and whose deferred? The power of Hansberry’s writing makes A Raisin in the Sun as vital today as in 1959. Timothy Douglas (Blues for an Alabama Sky, A Lesson Before Dying, Jitney, The Crucible, and Gem of the Ocean) returns to direct this American Theatre classic.

Performances:

Sundays: 2 p.m. (Additional performance at 7 p.m. on 2/25 only)

Tuesdays: 7:30 p.m. (3/6 only)

Wednesdays: 7:30 p.m. (Additional performance at 2 p.m. on 2/28 only)

Thursdays: 7:30 p.m.

Fridays: 8 p.m.

Saturdays: 3 p.m. and 8 p.m.