[Virginia Beach, VA] — Little Theatre of Virginia Beach proudly announces its upcoming production of the American classic A Raisin in the Sun by Lorraine Hansberry. This timeless play, a cornerstone of American theater, will captivate audiences with its exploration of dreams, family, and the pursuit of a better life.

Directed by Sharon Cook (recently directed LTVB’s 2023 production of Jimmy Buffett’s Escape to Margaritaville), Little Theatre of Virginia Beach’s rendition of A Raisin in the Sun promises to breathe new life into the beloved narrative. With a commitment to honoring the play’s historical significance while infusing it with contemporary relevance, the production aims to resonate with both seasoned theatergoers and those experiencing this iconic piece for the first time.

The cast, composed of talented local actors, brings the Younger family to life, navigating the challenges of 1950s South Side Chicago with authenticity and emotional depth. Led by Carla Turner (and Karen Maynor, understudy) as the matriarch Lena Younger, the ensemble cast skillfully portrays the complex dynamics of a family striving for a better future amidst social and economic adversity.

Little Theatre of Virginia Beach’s production boasts an immersive set design that transports the audience to the cramped apartment where the Younger family’s dreams unfold. The attention to detail, from period-accurate costumes to dynamic lighting, ensures a visually stunning and emotionally resonant theatrical experience.

The community is invited to join Little Theatre of Virginia Beach for an unforgettable evening of powerful storytelling and thought-provoking themes. A Raisin in the Sun promises to be a must-see production that sparks meaningful conversations about the pursuit of dreams, family bonds, and the enduring struggle for a better life.

A Raisin in the Sun  will be performed at the Little Theatre of Virginia Beach located at 550 Barberton Drive, Virginia Beach, VA.  Showtimes are as follows: Friday and Saturday evenings at 8:00PM, and Sunday matinees at 2:30PM.  Tickets are currently available for purchase and can be obtained through the theater’s website at www.ltvb.com or by calling the box office at (757) 428-9233.  Tickets start at $20 for adults and $9 for children 12 and under.  There is a discount for seniors, ages 60 and up, active duty military, and full-time students at $17 tickets.  Group discounts available for groups of 20 and more.

Please note: there is a special Thursday evening performance on February 8th at 8pm as part of LTVB’s Pride Night at the Theatre series.  This performance includes a pre-show reception with complimentary appetizers, a cash bar, and raffle and auction item prizes. This evening’s tickets are $30 each and serve as a mini-fundraiser for Little Theatre of Virginia Beach, Hampton Roads Pride, LGBT Life Center, and Stonewall Sports.

For media inquiries or to request press passes, please contact: Maris Smith at [email protected].

About Little Theatre of Virginia Beach

Little Theatre of Virginia Beach is an all-volunteer, not-for-profit organization that has been bringing live theatre to the community since 1948. Our mission is to enrich our community with quality live theater, develop and showcase diverse local talent, and celebrate the power of art to inspire and bring people together. Little Theatre of Virginia Beach is located just six blocks from the oceanfront at 550 Barberton Drive and easily accessible to Interstate 264. For more information, call 757-428-9233 or visit ltvb.com.