A Raisin in the Sun

A Raisin in the Sun is, according to The New York Times, “the play that changed American theater forever.” First produced in 1959, A Raisin in the Sun asks what happens to people whose dreams are constantly deferred. The Youngers are an African-American family living in a tiny apartment on Chicago’s south side. Mourning the loss of their patriarch, Big Walter, the family awaits the arrival of an insurance check from his life insurance policy for $10,000 that will be the seed money to start a new life for them all.

A Raisin in the Sun Cast/Crew

Nicole Hodges Persley


Melonnie Walker

Melonnie Walker

Assistant Director/Dramaturg

Lynn King

Lynn King

as Lena Younger (Mama)

Jerron O’Neal

as Walter Lee Younger

Jabrelle Herbin

as Ruth Younger

Michael Morgan

as George Murchison

Nick Hazel

as Karl Lindner

Khrystal Coppage

as Beneatha Younger

Robert (Tre) Coppage

as Joseph Asagai

Dennis Jackson

Dennis Jackson

as Bobo & Sound Designer

Xiare Davis

as Travis Younger

Claire McEwen

Stage Manager

Theodore “Priest” Hughes

Assistant Stage Manager

Doug Schroeder

Doug Schroeder


Ebonee Grace

Ebonee Grace

Production Assistant