Hickory – This weekend is the last chance to catch A Raisin in the Sun at the Hickory Community Theatre. Performances run Thursday through Sunday in the Jeffers Theatre.

It’s an inspiring tale of hope that debuted on Broadway in 1959 as the first play to be produced that was written by a black woman. Lorraine Hansberry, only 29-years-old at the time the play opened, became the youngest American playwright and only the fifth woman to receive the New York Drama Critics Circle Award for Best Play. In 1960, A Raisin in the Sun was nominated for four Tony Awards: Best Play, Best Actor in Play, Best Actress in a Play, and Best Direction of a Play. Hickory Community Theatre first produced the play in 1969.

Performances are Thursday Feb 13 at 7:30pm, Friday and Saturday Feb 14-15 at 8:00pm, and Sunday Feb 16 at 2:30pm.

Tickets for Friday, Saturday and Sunday are $18 for adults, $16 for seniors and $10 for youth 18 & under. Thursday night tickets are $14 for all adults and $10 for students. Call the box office at 828-328-2283 or visit hickorytheatre.org to purchase tickets or get more information.

The Hickory Community Theatre is a funded affiliate of the United Arts Council of Catawba County. A Raisin in the Sun is produced by Corning Optical Communications and the United Arts Council in association with the City of Hickory Community Relations Council. A Cleaner World, Paramount Automotive, the City of Hickory and Sunbelt Xpress are the sponsors the 2019-2020 Season.

PHOTO: Dior Scott as Ruth Younger and Will Vogler as Karl Lindner in A Raisin in the Sun. at the Hickory Community Theatre. The final performances are this weekend, January 31-February 16 in the Jeffers Theatre. For information and tickets visit hickorytheatre.org or call 828-328-2283. Photo by Ken Burns.