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Marcus Henderson in Patricia McGregor's production of A Raisin in the Sun; photo by Kevin Berne.

A Raisin in the Sun
By Lorraine Hansberry
Directed by Patricia McGregor
May 21–June 15

Patricia McGregor (A Winter's Tale, Spunk) opens our 2014 season with the Younger family of 1950s Chicago, and the inheritance check that puts everything they know into question. This American classic about a dream deferred was the first play written by an African-American woman to be produced on Broadway, and was proclaimed by the New York Times to have, in its world premiere, “changed American theater forever.”

The Comedy of Errors
By William Shakespeare
Directed by Aaron Posner
June 25–July 20

Two sets of twins, ten tons of trouble—The Comedy of Errors is the ultimate in mistaken identity. Aaron Posner returns to Cal Shakes for the first time since directing one of the most-loved productions in our recent history, 2009’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, to crank up the hilarity and uncover fresh truths in one of the master’s cleverest comedies.

By George Bernard Shaw
Directed by Jonathan Moscone
July 30–August 24

Candida. Man and Superman. Time and time again, Moscone brings the best out of Shaw. And Pygmalion is one of Shaw’s best, delivering the sexiest, strongest, and most charming of heroines, with some of his most incisive political commentary to boot. Forget everything you know about Eliza Doolittle—this fair lady is her own.

A Midsummer Night's Dream
By William Shakespeare
Directed by Shana Cooper
Movement by Erika Chong Shuch
September 3–28

Like she did with last year’s inventive Romeo & Juliet, Shana Cooper will take apart another of Shakespeare’s iconic works, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, putting it back together again in a way that’s sure to open your eyes and jump-start your heart.

A Raisin in the Sun is presented by special arrangement with SAMUEL FRENCH, INC.