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A Raisin in the Sun

A RAISIN IN THE SUN

Newman Theater
September 27 - November 6, 2022 Run Time: 2 hours, 50 minutes with intermission

A RAISIN IN THE SUN
By Lorraine Hansberry 
Directed by Robert O’Hara

Lorraine Hansberry’s A RAISIN IN THE SUN comes to Astor Place this fall in Hansberry's Public Theater debut. Directed by Tony Award nominee Robert O’Hara, this fresh look at a classic proves to be as provocative and powerful today as it was in 1959.

Lena Younger has decided to use her late husband’s life insurance to move her family out of their cramped apartment on Chicago’s South Side. Her son, Walter Lee, has other ideas. This innovative new production of an American classic fearlessly interrogates the American dream in the face of racial and economic strife.

Newman Theater
September 27 - November 6, 2022 Run Time: 2 hours, 50 minutes with intermission

PRODUCTION DETAILS.

Health & Safety 

In keeping with guidance from the city, state, and federal officials, proof of vaccination against COVID-19 is no longer required for access to The Public’s facility, theaters, and the restaurant.

The use of a face mask is strongly encouraged at all performances, but a mask is now only required at all Tuesday evening and Saturday and Sunday matinee performances, as well as Joseph Papp Free Performances.

For complete health and safety protocols, visit Health & Safety, Next Steps

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Learn about runtimes, late seating, and production effect advisories and more.

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Tickets

Tickets start at $70, plus fees*
Public Supporter and Partner tickets start at $65
View the Newman Theater seating chart

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Accessible Performance Dates
  • Open Caption performance October 29, 2022, 1:00PM
  • American Sign Language Interpretation performance November 5, 2022, 1:00PM 
  • Audio Description performance date pending, check back soon.

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Cast.

Image of Francois Battiste

Francois Battiste

Walter Lee Younger

Image of Toussaint Battiste

Toussaint Battiste

Travis Younger alternate

Image of Almeria Campbell

Almeria Campbell

Understudy Ruth Younger/Mrs Johnson

Image of John Clay III

John Clay III

Joseph Asagai

Image of Vann Dukes

Vann Dukes

Understudy Moving Man

Image of Bjorn Dupaty

Bjorn Dupaty

Moving Man

Image of Calvin Dutton

Calvin Dutton

Bobo

Image of Mister Fitzgerald

Mister Fitzgerald

George Murchison

Image of Perri Gaffney

Perri Gaffney

Mrs. Johnson

Image of Skyler Gallun

Skyler Gallun

Understudy

Image of Paige Gilbert

Paige Gilbert

Beneatha Younger

Image of Christopher Marquis Lindsay

Christopher Marquis Lindsay

Moving Man

Image of Mandi Masden

Mandi Masden

Ruth Younger

Image of Camden McKinnon

Camden McKinnon

Travis Younger alternate

Image of Jesse Pennington

Jesse Pennington

Karl Lindner

Image of Tonya Pinkins

Tonya Pinkins

Lena Younger

Image of N’yomi Stewart

N’yomi Stewart

Understudy

Creative.

Lorraine Hansberry
Playwright
Robert O'Hara
Director
Clint Ramos
Scenic Design
Karen Perry
Costume Design
Alex Jainchill
Lighting Design
Elisheba Ittoop
Sound Design
Will Pickens
Sound System Design
Brittany Bland
Video Design
Nikiya Mathis 
Hair and Wig Design
Claire M. Kavanah
Prop Manager
Teniece Divya Johnson
Intimacy Director and Fight Director
Rickey Tripp
Movement Director
Clarissa Marie Ligon
Production Stage Manager
Andie Burns
Stage Manager

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