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A Raisin in the Sun

  • Mandell Weiss Theatre at the UCSD Jacobs Theatre District 2910 La Jolla Village Drive San Diego, CA, 92097 United States (map)
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A classic of the American stage, A Raisin in the Sun follows Walter Younger and his family in Chicago, each feeling confined by their physical home space and the social roles they’ve been assigned. When an insurance payout after the death of the family’s patriarch offers an opportunity to improve their lives, individual priorities and how they affect others come into question.

Playwright Lorraine Hansberry was an African-American playwright and writer. She was the first black woman to write a play performed on Broadway. Hansberry's family had struggled against segregation, challenging a restrictive covenant and eventually provoking the Supreme Court case Hansberry v. Lee. At the age of 29, she won the New York's Drama Critic's Circle Award — making her the first black dramatist, the fifth woman, and the youngest playwright to do so. She died of cancer at the age of 34.

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UC San Diego Theatre & Dance
(858) 822-3152

February 9, 10, 15, 16 & 17 @ 7:30pm,
February 10 @ 2pm

Theatre Week Offer

2 for $15 tickets - go to ticketing website link
Click 'Buy Tickets'
Click 'Enter Password or Discount Code'
Type in the Promo Code 'TheatreWeek'

Click 'Show Available tickets' and place order by choosing the @ for $15 option.

Earlier Event: February 2
A Chorus Line
Later Event: February 15
BLISS (or Emily Post is Dead!)