The first play written by an African American woman to be produced on Broadway, Lorraine Hansberry’s landmark 1959 play, 'A Raisin in the Sun,' explores racism, family conflict, and the fantasy of the American Dream. More…
Set on Chicago's South Side, 'A Raisin in the Sun' revolves around the divergent dreams and conflicts within three generations of the Younger family: son Walter Lee (Denzel Washington), his wife Ruth (Sophie Okonedo), his sister Beneatha (Anika Noni Rose), his son Travis (Bryce Clyde Jenkins) and matriarch Lena, called Mama (LaTanya Richardson Jackson). When her deceased husband’s money comes through, Mama dreams of moving to a new home and a better neighborhood in Chicago. Walter Lee, a chauffeur, has other plans.
See it if You love Denzel! He has amazing per usual. Well staged revival. (Accidentally reviewed Harlem rep version prior)
Don't see it if You don't like plays on the heavier side or family stories.
See it if you want to see exceptional acting bring Lorraine Hansberry's touching writing to life; if you are engaged by classic American works.
Don't see it if you tire of family dramas, mind the slight feeling of datedness, or are looking for a fresh reinterpretation of this classic play.
See it if you're a fan of Lorraine Hansberry's first rate writing and, Denzel Washington's, Sophie Okonedo's and LaTanya Richardson Jackson's acting
Don't see it if you are made uncomfortable by stories of race relations
See it if You enjoy great acting and seeing culture for exactly what it is.
Don't see it if You don't understand that all BLACK PEOPLE ARE NOT THUGS AND DRUGS DEALERS. Shows a real black family trying to make it the honest way.
See it if You are looking for a adaptation based off a renowned literary piece.I enjoyed the acting techniques here & thought Hansberry would be proud
Don't see it if You aren't into family dramas
See it if You ever can, a tremendously well written play perfect for any actor with chops to send home its powerful message.
Don't see it if You are looking for a play that is easy to digest or something that is just fun and nothing else.
See it if You want to see a strong African American family's story and Denzel Washington in person.
Don't see it if You do not want a serious piece of drama very well acted
See it if it was an excellent play, thought-provoking and great cast. And Denzel was amazing!
Don't see it if you are looking for a musical or don't like period pieces.
See it if Denzel rocked it; great reproduction of the original. Live the struggle of a poor, black family and relive their dreams.
Don't see it if You are not interested in the poor, black struggle.
See it if You like traditional plays with sort of a cliché narrative. See it if you like Lorrain Hansberry's writing and similar shows Iike Fences
Don't see it if You want an ambitious play with plenty of plot twists you didn't expect
See it if You want to see a book come to life! A mesmerizing production of a great story.
Don't see it if You have no interest in Chicago’s South Side history.