A Raisin in the Sun by Invictus Theatre Company — Highly Recommended

The full report on Invictus Theatre Company‘s A Raisin in the Sun will be included in the February 23rd, Playtime Chicago Theater Report on WCGO.  However, given the timing of this show’s premiere, I wanted to offer a very strong recommendation now, allowing our readers and listeners to make plans to attend and get tickets while they are still available.

A Raisin in the Sun tells the story of the Younger family, a multigenerational household living on Chicago’s South Side. The Youngers are expecting a large check in the mail and each has some strong ideas of what should be done with the money. Each has his or her own dreams, deferred and restricted by racism and poverty.

This is a wrenching, spellbinding production that should not be missed. Michael Lewis, who plays Walter Lee Younger, offers a searing performance as a man struggling with, and within, a system designed to not just defer his dreams but to dismiss them as insanity. Yet is clear that continued deference to this system will surely make him insane.

Tune in on Sunday from 1-3 pm on WCGO 1590 AM and 95.9 FM to hear more. Meanwhile, buy those tickets!

Top Row L-R: Jake Busse, Nyajai Ellison, Cheryl Frazier, Courtney Gardner.
Middle Row L-R: Amir Henderson, Lewis R. Jones, Ashley Joy, Michael Lewis.
Bottom Row L-R: Jo Schaffer, Nelson Simmons, Keith Surney, Director Aaron Reese Boseman.

Ticket Information and Show Dates for A Raisin in the Sun

February 17 – March 15, 2020
Mondays, Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays – 7:30pm
Sundays – 3:00pm

$25 general admission
$15 seniors (ages 65+)
$15 students
Discounted rates available for groups of 10+. Email marketing@invictustheatre.com for group reservations.

The Buena at Pride Arts Center (4147 N. Broadway Chicago, IL 60613)

Tips for Attending the Show

Parking in the area can be challenging: If you drive to the event, add extra time so that you can find a parking spot. Public transportation options are plentiful, however. Check out this guide from Pride for more information on getting to the show. There are several restaurants in the area, so you may want to make an afternoon or evening of it by enjoying a meal before or after the show.

A Raisin in the Sun is a 3-hour, 10-minute production with one 15 minute intermission.