‘A Raisin in the Sun’ Opens This Week at Bay Street

The cast of Bay Street Theater's production of "A Raisin in the Sun" during rehearsals.

Beginning Monday, November 11, Bay Street Theater will take audiences back to Chicago in the late 1950s when it opens Lorraine Hansberry’s classic play “A Raisin in the Sun” which follows the Youngers, members of an African-American family who seek to improve the quality of their lives through an unexpected financial windfall.

The play is presented as part of Bay Street Theater’s flagship educational program “Literature Live!” which offers free, fully produced professional theatrical performances based on classic American literature used in school curricula. Now in its 11th year, this BOCES-approved program will bring students from across Long Island to Sag Harbor to see “A Raisin in the Sun” which premiered on Broadway 60 years ago.

The play runs weekdays at 2 p.m. for school groups and Thursdays through Sundays for public audiences with evening performances at 7 p.m. and some weekend matinees at 2 p.m. (no show on Thanksgiving day). A special post-show talkback will be held after the Friday evening performance on November 2.

“A Raisin in the Sun” runs through Sunday, December 1, at Bay Street Theater on Long Wharf in Sag Harbor. For showtimes and tickets visit baystreet.org.