A Raisin in the Sun
After 50 years, this show still packs a contemporary punch. Brandon Rubin is rage-filled and vulnerable as Walter Younger, while Cynthia Gatlin carries the weight of history and family as his mother, Lena, in this story of the troubles that money can bring to a working-class black family in segregated, 1959 Chicago. With top-notch actors in supporting roles, the tightly paced production proves why it’s an American theater classic. Th, Fri, Sa 8pm; Su 2pm. Through 10/31. $8-$15. Celebration Arts, 4469 D St.; (916) 455-2787; www.celebrationarts.net.