A Raisin in the Sun

A towering work of theatre, a moving portrait of a moment in American history and the story of one family searching for freedom.

27 Aug - 15 Oct 2022

Wharf 1 Theatre

The Play

A RAISIN IN THE SUN

by Lorraine Hansberry
Directed by Wesley Enoch

A dream for the future

A Raisin in the Sun is an iconic work of American theatre, a powerful portrait of one Black family’s struggle to hold onto hope in a society intent on keeping them down, and an unmissable night of theatre.

Premiering in 1959, when Lorraine Hansberry was just 29 years old, the play was the first by an African American woman to be shown on Broadway and it continues to challenge and move audiences generations later.

Living in a segregated neighbourhood of Chicago in the 1950s, the five members of the Younger family are all looking for ways to improve their lot: some through activism, some through fortune and some through simple feats of self-determination. The arrival of a long-awaited life insurance cheque gives the close-knit family a chance to consider the possibility of a better life. But the  distance between dreams and reality proves further than any of them anticipated.

Directed by Wesley Enoch (Appropriate), this production marks the first time ever that A Raisin in the Sun will be performed on an Australian mainstage. We are thrilled to welcome back Zahra Newman (Julius Caesar) and Bert LaBonté (All My Sons) to lead an exceptional cast. This is a gripping and moving story of one family which contains all the pathos and resilience of the human spirit.

Approx. duration 2hrs 40mins (including interval). Subject to change. More info.
Content Infrequent strong language. Subject to change. More info.


VISITOR SAFETY INFORMATION

This production will proceed at 100% capacity. The safety of our audiences, artists and staff is of paramount importance. We’ve implemented extensive safety and hygiene measures which are regularly updated in line with NSW Government guidelines. This is an evolving situation and our COVID-19 safety protocols are subject to change. Please check the most up-to-date Visitor Safety Measures prior to your visit.


TICKET INFORMATION

Book an Act 2 ticket package of 2 or more plays to save on tickets, pay no fees and more.

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Single tickets to this play are on sale now.

Season Ticket prices
Saturday evening A Reserve $93
Adult A Reserve $89
Seniors cardholder $84
Pensioner/Student $67
Under 30 $48
Preview $48

Mini Package prices
Friday & Saturday $98
Adult $94
Seniors cardholder $89
Pensioner/Student $71
Under 30 $51
Preview $51

Single tickets
Mon – Thu performances
Adult A Reserve $99
Adult B Reserve $94
Seniors card holder $94
Concession $75
Under 30 $54

Fri & Sat performances
All tickets $104
Adult B Reserve $94

Preview performances
All tickets $54

Transaction fees may apply
Season Ticket & Mini Package bookings: no fees
Single ticket bookings: $8.50 online; $8 telephone; $0 Box Office counter

Prices are correct at the time of publication and subject to change without notice. Exact prices will be displayed with seat selection.

DATES

Previews 27 – 31 Aug 2022
Season 2 Sep – 15 Oct 2022

Performance start times
Preview performances 7.30pm
In-season evening performances Mon & Tue 6.30pm; Wed – Sat 7.30pm
Matinee performances Wed 1pm; Sat 1.30pm

Approx. duration 2hrs 40mins (including interval). Subject to change. More info.


TICKET INFORMATION

Book an Act 2 ticket package of 2 or more plays to save on tickets, pay no fees and more.

Book-now-button-185-37

Single tickets to this play are on sale now.

Season Ticket prices
Saturday evening A Reserve $93
Adult A Reserve $89
Seniors cardholder $84
Pensioner/Student $67
Under 30 $48
Preview $48

Mini Package prices
Friday & Saturday $98
Adult $94
Seniors cardholder $89
Pensioner/Student $71
Under 30 $51
Preview $51

Single tickets
Mon – Thu performances
Adult A Reserve $99
Adult B Reserve $94
Seniors card holder $94
Concession $75
Under 30 $54

Fri & Sat performances
All tickets $104
Adult B Reserve $99

Preview performances
All tickets $54

Transaction fees may apply
Season Ticket & Mini Package bookings: no fees
Single ticket bookings: $8.50 online; $8 telephone; $0 Box Office counter

Prices are correct at the time of publication and subject to change without notice. Exact prices will be displayed with seat selection.

Concession, seniors and under 30 tickets
Suitable and valid identification must be provided for collection of tickets and at the venue, such as your concession or proof of age card. Alternatively, you may email a copy of your identification to [email protected] Please quote your booking reference number.

Access requirements
For specific access requirements, please call Box Office on (02) 9250 1777 to book your seats. More info.

Authorised ticket sellers
The only authorised ticket sellers for this event is Sydney Theatre Company. Only tickets purchased by authorised agencies should be considered valid and reliable. More info.


ACCESS PERFORMANCES

Captioned Performances
Tue 27 Sep, 6.30pm
Sat 1 Oct, 1.30pm

Auslan-Interpreted Performances
Thu 13 Oct, 7.30pm

Director Wesley Enoch
Designer Mel Page
Lighting Designer Verity Hampson
Composer & Sound Designer Brendon Boney
Production Dramaturg Zindzi Okenyo
Cultural Consultant Charles Allen
Accent Coach Amani Dorn
Voice Coach Jennifer White

With
Nancy Denis, Bert LaBonté, Angela Mahlatjie, Zahra Newman, Gaius Nolan, Gayle Samuels, Leinad Walker, Jacob Warner, Adolphus Waylee, Ibrahima Yade

Marketing image Rene Vaile, Justin Ridler

This listing is updated as cast and creatives are confirmed in the lead-up to the production, and if there are any changes to the team. Ensure you have the most up-to-date information about each play by opting in to our enewsletter.

INSIGHT EVENTS 

We offer a range of free and ticketed events designed to give you further insight into our plays. Find out more about our Insight Events.

Pier Group Lunch
Mon 25 Jul, 12.30pm
The Theatre Bar at the End of The Wharf

Pre-season Briefing
Mon 22 Aug, 6.15pm
Neilson Family Gallery

Night with the Artists
Mon 12 Sep, post-show
Mon 19 Sep, post-show

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