Jefferson Arts Academy
A RAISIN IN THE SUN
OCTOBER 26, 27, 28, 2023
tickets will go on sale October 1st
A Raisin in the Sun, by Lorraine Hansberry, tells the story of a black family living in Chicago's South Side in 1959 and explores themes of racial discrimination and the pursuit of the American Dream. Hansberry was the first African American woman to have a play produced on Broadway and it won the New York Drama Critics' Circle Award for Best American Play. It is a commonly studied piece in English Language Arts curriculum and appears on the list of texts included on the AP English exam. This masterfully written play is historically accurate in the way it is depicted, and due to licensing laws, the text of the script cannot be changed when it is publicly performed. Please be advised that the play contains strong language.