A Raisin in the Sun

"What happens to a dream deferred? Does it dry up like a raisin in the sun?" - Langston Hughes

Lorraine Hansberry’s Tony award-nominated domestic drama follows the story of the Younger family, as they discover the dangers of dreaming big and the heartbreak of reality.


A Raisin in the Sun

Acts of FaithBy Lorraine Hansberry
Directed by Tawnya Pettiford-Wates
Part of the Acts of Faith Theatre Festival

Approximately 2 hours with intermission.
Suggested for ages 12 and up


"Lorraine Hansberry's landmark play about the struggles of an African American family in a Chicago slum is as relevant today as it was half a century ago."

The Guardian


Free and open to anyone who attends A Raisin in the Sun

Four Thoughts Pre-Show Discussion

Experts from VCU and the University of Richmond will share four thoughts and ideas about the production to give context to the production. More details to be added closer to the dates.

  • Sunday, February 25
  • Sunday, March 4

Acts of Faith Post-Show Discussions

Virginia Rep will host panel discussions following the performance. Approximately twenty minutes. Read more at the Acts of Faith Festival. More details to be added here closer to the dates.

  • Thursday, February 22
  • Sunday, February 25
  • Thursday, March 1
  • Sunday, March 4


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