A Raisin in the Sun
by Classic Theatre of San Antonio

Feb. 08 - Feb. 25
Thursdays-Sundays

(via Classic Theatrre)Lorraine Hansberry’s iconic drama is a powerful theatrical masterpiece that explores the dreams, struggles, and resilience of a Black family living on the south side of Chicago in the 1950s. It weaves a poignant narrative around the Younger family as they grapple with racial discrimination, economic hardship, and the pursuit of their aspirations. As the family receives a life-changing insurance check, their divergent dreams and desires clash, sparking a profound examination of identity, equality, and the American dream. With compelling characters and a stirring narrative, this play explores hope and the enduring human spirit.

 

Review by Jill Ripa for Broadway World, San Antonio, February 9, 2024

 

(via Classic Theatre)

Lorraine Hansberry’s A Raisin in the Sun, a timeless piece about the Black experience. Performances will take place at The Classic Theatre of San Antonio’s new performance space at San Pedro Playhouse, the former Cellar Theater. Performances begin on February 8 and close on February 25. Showtimes are at 7:30 p.m. on Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays, and 2 p.m. on Sundays. 

 

Lorraine Hansberry's iconic drama is a powerful theatrical masterpiece that explores the dreams, struggles, and resilience of a Black family living on the south side of Chicago in the 1950s. It weaves a poignant narrative around the Younger family as they grapple with racial discrimination, economic hardship, and the pursuit of their aspirations. As the family receives a life-changing insurance check, their divergent dreams and desires clash, sparking a profound examination of identity, equality, and the American dream. With compelling characters and a stirring narrative, this play explores hope and the enduring human spirit.

 

Director Darcell Andre adds: “I am honored to guide the vision and direction of this sacred, timeless piece. A Raisin in the Sunserves as a repository of Black American experiences, difficulties, intricacies, and intersectionalities. In this production, anticipate a supernatural noir that immerses you within the essence of the story and its compelling, reflective characters. Trust me, you don't want to hear about this production — you want to be there.”

 

Get a preview of A Raisin in the Sun at a special event for DreamWeek, on Saturday, January 20, 2024, at 3 p.m. To learn more about the event DreamWeek, visit www.dreamweek.com/events.

 

The cast for A Raisin in the Sun includes: 

Lena Younger (Mama) — Cassandra L. Small*

Walter Lee Younger — Jeremiah Jordon

Beneatha Younger — Jessica Winston

Ruth Younger — Danica McKinney

Travis Younger — Keith Tubbs 

Joseph Asagai — Ty Price

George Murchison — Joshua Cook

Bobo — Carl E. Brooks

Karl Lindner — Byrd Bonner

Mrs. Johnson — Nerryl Williams

 

The creative team for A Raisin in the Sun includes:

Director — Darcell Andre

Assistant Director — Azarel Hardeman

Stage Manager and LX Board Operator — Sirena Sierra

Assistant Stage Manager and Crew Chief — Abby Parrish

Makeup/Wig Designer — Sabrina Lopez

Costume Designer — Rose Kennedy

Lighting Designer — Pedro Ramirez

Scenic Designer — Alfy Valdez

Tech Director — Alfy Valdez

Props Designers — Angelica “Jelli” Vlach

Sound Designer — John Michael Hoke

Sound board Op — Alex Urdiales

Dramaturg — Dr. Elizabeth Ramirez

* Member of Actors’ Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States.

 

About The Classic Theatre of San Antonio

The Classic Theatre of San Antonio is a nonprofit professional theatre in San Antonio, Texas, committed to producing theatre that is relevant, diverse, entertaining, and transformative. 

 

We produce five main stage shows a year, as well as our Second Series, a series of smaller productions, partnering with local and national artists.

 

The Classic Theatre of San Antonio was founded in 2008 by Chris Cheever, Asia Ciaravino, Anthony Ciaravino, Diane Malone, Rick Malone, Terri Peña Ross, and Allan S. Ross, and counts among its credits more than 70 Alamo Theatre Arts Council (ATAC) Awards.

 

 

 

 

 


A Raisin in the Sun
by Lorraine Hansberry
Classic Theatre of San Antonio

Thursdays-Sundays,
February 08 - February 25, 2024
Cellar Theatre, The Public Theater, San Antonio
San Pedro Park
800 W Ashby Place
San Antonio, TX, 78212

February 8, 2024 to  February 25, 2024

Performances Thursdays, Fridays & Saturdays at 7:30 PM and Sundays at 2:00 PM. Other 2:00 PM performances Saturday February 17 and 24

Cellar Theatre, San Pablo Playhouse, San Antonio

Tickets: General admission $41.50, seniors/millitary $39.50, students $26.50 (including service fees)

Tickets available online HERE

The Classic Theatre will offer some exciting nights in celebration of A Raisin in the Sun.

●      Champagne Opening Night — Thursday, February 8, 2024 at 7:30 p.m.

●      Pride Night — Friday, February 9, 2024 at 7:30 p.m.

●      Student Night — Wednesday, February 14, 2024 at 7:30 p.m.

●      ASL Performance — Sunday, February 18, 2024 at 2 p.m.

●      Student Night — Wednesday, February 21, 2024 at 7:30 p.m.

 

Get tickets here.

Ticket prices Ticket Information for The Classic Theatre of San Antonio

Tickets for The Classic Theatre of San Antonio are $39 (Adult), $35 (Military, Older Adults 60+, First-Responders), and $24 (Students) are available online at www.classictheatre.org or by phone at (210) 589-8450. The Classic Theater is wheelchair accessible. 

 

Classic Theatre at San Pedro Playhouse address:

800 West Ashby Place

San Antonio, TX 78212