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CANCELED: A Raisin in the Sun

April 10 - 26, 2020

Cantey V. Sutton Theatre (Reserved Seating)

This show has been canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Click here for more information.


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 sponsors, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina and North State Bank.


A Raisin in the Sun is supported by the United Arts Council of Raleigh and Wake County, as well as the N.C. Arts Council, a division of the Department of Natural and Cultural Resources.

Additional thanks to our Media Sponsor, WUNC.

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

Limited student matinees are available on Wednesdays. Please contact our Box Office for ticket information and times.

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.

Cast List

Walter Lee Younger
Malcolm Green
Ruth Younger
Kalynn Chambers
Beneatha Younger
Porscha Lopes
Lena Younger (Mama)
Alicia Whitfield
Joseph Asagai
Brandon Morris
George Murchison
TJ Swann
Darryl Postley Jr.
Karl Lindner
Gene Cordon
Mrs. Johnson
Jalessa Moses
Moving Man
Kamar Murrell
Moving Man
R Murray
Travis Younger
Noah Guilford

Accessibility Information

  • All performances are wheelchair accessible.

  • Assistive listening devices are available for all performances. For those sensitive to loud sounds, noise reduction headphones are available upon request at the Box Office (limited quantities).

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