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A Raisin in the Sun


Newman Theater
September 27 - November 20, 2022 Run Time: 2 hours, 50 minutes with intermission

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 20, 2022 Run Time: 2 hours, 50 minutes with intermission


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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.

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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 Brandon Dial

Brandon Dial

George Murchison

Image of Vann Dukes

Vann Dukes

Understudy Moving Man

Image of Bjorn Dupaty

Bjorn Dupaty

Moving Man

Image of Calvin Dutton

Calvin Dutton


Image of Mister Fitzgerald

Mister Fitzgerald

George Murchison

Image of Perri Gaffney

Perri Gaffney

Mrs. Johnson

Image of Skyler Gallun

Skyler Gallun


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

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N’yomi Stewart



Lorraine Hansberry
Robert O'Hara
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
Dawn-Elin Fraiser
Dialect Coach
Rickey Tripp
Movement Director
Clarissa Marie Ligon
Production Stage Manager
Andie Burns
Stage Manager