By Karen D’Souza
kdsouza@mercurynews.com

mercurynews.com

Posted:   05/16/2012 12:00:00 AM PDT

Were she still alive, Lorraine Hansberry would turn 82 on May 19.

You can help celebrate her birthday and her legacy by attending a revival of her masterpiece “A Raisin in the Sun” at the African American Shakespeare Company. Directed by L. Peter Callendar, it runs through May 27 at the Buriel Clay Theater at the African American Art & Culture Complex, 762 Fulton St., San Francisco. $10-$35. 800-838-3006, www.African-AmericanShakes.org.

You can also learn more about the life and times of the legendary playwright at “To Be Young, Gifted and Black.” Adapted by Robert Nemiroff and directed by Lewis Campbell, this tribute runs through May 27 at the Gough Street Playhouse in Trinity Episcopal Church, 1620 Gough St. in San Francisco. $15-$28. www.custommade.org