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A Raisin in the Sun

Where
Sydney Theatre Company
Sydney Theatre Company
15 Hickson Road, Walsh Bay, NSW 2000
Wharf 1 Theatre
When

Mondays to Saturdays, 7:30pm to 10:10pm Saturday 27 August to Saturday 15 October Except Thursday 8 September

Cost

Adult: $54 - $104

A Raisin in the Sun is an iconic work of American theatre, a powerful portrait of one Black family’s struggle to hold onto hope in a society intent on keeping them down, and an unmissable night of theatre.

Premiering in 1959, when Lorraine Hansberry was just 29 years old, the play was the first by an African American woman to be shown on Broadway and it continues to challenge and move audiences generations later.

Living in a segregated neighbourhood of Chicago in the 1950s, the five members of the Younger family are all looking for ways to improve their lot: some through activism, some through fortune and some through simple feats of self-determination. The arrival of a long-awaited life insurance cheque gives the close-knit family a chance to consider the possibility of a better life. But the distance between dreams and reality proves further than any of them anticipated.

Directed by Wesley Enoch (Appropriate), this production marks the first time ever that A Raisin in the Sun will be performed on an Australian mainstage. We are thrilled to welcome back Zahra Newman (Julius Caesar) and Bert LaBonté (All My Sons) to lead an exceptional cast. This is a gripping and moving story of one family which contains all the pathos and resilience of the human spirit.

Covid-safe information

This production will proceed at 100% capacity. The safety of our audiences, artists and staff is of paramount importance. We’ve implemented extensive safety and hygiene measures which are regularly updated in line with NSW Government guidelines. This is an evolving situation and our COVID-19 safety protocols are subject to change. Please check the most up-to-date Visitor Safety Measures prior to your visit.

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