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A Raisin in the Sun

By Lorraine Hansberry
Directed by Carl Cofield

University Theatre, 222 York Street


All performances have been canceled in response to the ongoing challenges posed by COVID-19. Learn More →


On the South Side of 1950s Chicago, Lena Younger dreams of using her deceased husband’s insurance money to move her family out of their cramped apartment to a better neighborhood. Her son, Walter Lee, Jr., wants to use it instead to set himself up in business; while her daughter, Beneatha, dreams of medical school. In Lorraine Hansberry’s groundbreaking, defiantly hopeful drama, an African American family’s dreams and conflicts are amplified by external tensions and prejudice in a country always on the cusp of change.

A Raisin in the Sun is Yale Rep’s 2019–20 WILL POWER! production. The run includes 10:15AM performances on March 31, April 1, 2, and 3, 2020. All four student matinees are currently sold out.


Special Performances

Talk Backs - March 21 & 28, 2PM
Audio Description - March 28, 2PM
Open Captioning - April 4, 2PM

Get more information on our Special Performances here.

A RAISIN IN THE SUN: Teaser Trailer

A Raisin in the Sun: Teaser Trailer

A RAISIN IN THE SUN: Director Carl Cofield

A Raisin in the Sun: Director Carl Cofield

The Artists

Creative Team

Carl CofieldCarl Cofield


Cast Members

Malachi BeasleyMalachi Beasley

Moving Man

Anthony HolidayAnthony Holiday

Moving Man

William RagsdaleWilliam Ragsdale

Mr. Karl Lindner

Kadijah RaquelKadijah Raquel

Beneatha Younger

Ken RobinsonKen Robinson

Walter Lee Younger

Sana "Prince" SarrSana "Prince" Sarr

Travis Younger

Kimberly ScottKimberly Scott

Lena Younger

Nomè SidoneNomè Sidone

Joseph Asagai

Matthew Elijah WebbMatthew Elijah Webb

George Murchison