A Raisin in the Sun

27 Aug — 15 Oct 2022

Wharf 1 Theatre


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.


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.


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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
Seniors card holder $94
Concession $75
Under 30 $54

Fri & Sat performances
All tickets $104

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.

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