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Raisin

May 7 - 23, 2021 | Socially Distanced | Cabot Theatre

This project is generously sponsored by:

Jan Serr & John Shannon

Description

This powerful, uplifting musical adaptation of Lorraine Hansberry's play, A Raisin in the Sun was nominated for nine Tony Awards and won two, including Best Musical in 1974. Set in Chicago in 1951, it follows the struggles of a Chicago family who are the first African Americans to buy a house in the then, all-white neighborhood of Clybourne Park. With a terrific Grammy-winning score that combines jazz, gospel and 70’s pop, Raisin travels from jubilation to heartbreak to triumph against the backdrop of a critical period in our country’s racial history.

Music by Judd Woldin

Lyrics by Robert Brittan

Book by Robert Nemiroff and Charlotte Zaltzberg

Based on the play A Raisin in the Sun by Lorraine Hansberry