Feb. 14-March 8
Thursday-Saturday at 7:30 pm with a 2 pm matinee on Sunday
This groundbreaking play is inspired in part by Hansberry’s real-life experiences when her parents purchased a house in a “white neighborhood.” It is the South Side of Chicago in the 1950s and the Youngers have received a $10,000 insurance check and each of the adult members of the family has an idea of what they would like to do with the money. Three generations of the family are in conflict: Lena, the matriarch, dreams of moving to a better neighborhood; her son, Walter Lee, dreams of buying a liquor store; daughter Beneatha longs to attend medical school. As the Youngers argue over the best plan, this play brought to light many issues that were rarely discussed at the time, such as women’s rights, inequality and lack of opportunity.
Appropriate for ages 13 and up
305 W. Main Street
ticket price: $20-$26