Winston-Salem, NC – February- 40+ Stage Company is proud to announce the performance of “A Raisin in the Sun,” the groundbreaking, award-winning, classic play by Lorraine Hansberry, the first Black woman to have a play produced on Broadway. The poem by Langston Hughes, from which the play receives its title, asks the question: “What happens to a dream deferred? Does it dry up like a raisin in the sun?” Touted “a play that changed American theatre forever,” “A Raisin in the Sun” is set on Chicago’s South Side and concerns the divergent dreams and conflicts in three generations of the Younger family: son Walter Lee, his wife Ruth, his sister Beneatha, his son Travis, and Matriarch Lena. Hansberry’s portrait of one family’s struggle to retain dignity in a harsh and changing world is a searing and timeless document of hope and inspiration.
“A Raisin in the Sun” opens Friday, February 17, at Mountcastle Forum in the Milton Rhodes Center for the Arts, Winston-Salem, NC. Tickets are available online at https://www.intothearts.org/campus-events/a-raisin-in-the-sun, at the door, or call 336-747-1414.
For more information about 40+ Stage Company, visit www.40PlusStage.com.
DATES AND TIMES:
Evenings: February 17, 18, 24 and 25 at 7:30 pm and matinees February 19 and 26 at 2:00 pm. Talk-back follows the matinee on February 19.
PLACE: Mountcastle Theatre, Milton Rhodes Center for the Arts, 251 N. Spruce Street, Winston-Salem, NC.
COST/ADMISSION: Adult $24, Senior $20, Student $16. Plus taxes and fees on all prices. Online: at https://www.intothearts.org/campus-events/a-raisin-in-the-sun or Call Arts Council Box office at 336-747-1414. Tickets also available at the door. Open seating.
PARKING: Convenient parking is located directly across the street. Event Parking will be charged a nominal fee. There are several parking garages located within walking distance.
APPROXIMATE RUN TIME: 2 hours and 50 minutes with one 15-minute intermission. Q & A with cast and director, Tomeka Allen, to follow the first matinee performance.