Drama

A Raisin in the Sun

April 10 - 26, 2020

Cantey V. Sutton Theatre (Reserved Seating)


Walter Lee Younger hopes to use his father’s life-insurance money to open a liquor store with two partners. His mother, with the support of Walter’s pragmatic wife, Ruth, and independent sister Beneatha, instead uses part of the money as a down payment on a house in an all-white neighborhood. Family tensions and prejudice they face form this seminal American drama. The Younger family’s heroic struggle to retain dignity in a harsh and changing world is a searing and timeless document of hope and inspiration.

By Lorraine Hansberry

Directed by Phillip Bernard Smith

Thanks to our show sponsor, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina.

Ticket Information

This show is part of our Sutton Series – learn more or purchase a membership.

Show Times:

  • Thursdays-Saturdays at 8:00pm
  • Sundays at 3:00pm

Tickets on sale now. Buy them online or from the box office at 919-821-3111. Single ticket prices, excluding tax:

  • Adults: $27
  • Students/Seniors: $23
  • First Sunday: $14

Seniors are age 62 and up. Students are through college.

Accessibility Information

  • All performances are wheelchair accessible.

  • Assistive listening devices are available for all performances.

  • Audio description for those with visual disabilities. The Sunday, April 19 performance at 3pm will be described.