4th Wall Theatre, Inc.
Theatre on the Edge
Bloomfield, New Jersey
A Raisin in the Sun
celebrating Black History Month: 
A Play by Lorraine Hansberry

February 23, 2018, 8:00 pm
February 24, 2018, 8:00 pm
February 25, 2018, 3:00 pm

Westminster Arts Center at Bloomfield College
449 Franklin Street, Bloomfield, NJ

Set on Chicago's South Side in the 1950s, the play revolves around the divergent dreams and conflicts within three generations of the Younger family: son Walter Lee, his wife Ruth, his sister Beneatha, his son Travis, and matriarch Lena. When her deceased husband's insurance money comes through, Mama Lena dreams of moving to a new home and a better neighborhood in Chicago. Walter Lee, a chauffeur, has other plans: buying a liquor store and being his own man. Beneatha dreams of medical school. The tensions and prejudice they face form this seminal American drama. The Younger family's heroic struggle to retain dignity in a harsh and changing world is a searing and timeless document of hope and inspiration, as important today as it was in its original context.


Director: Gwen Ricks-Spencer
Stage Manager: Martha Thalheimer
Production Manager: Kate Swan