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A Raisin in the Sun (Broadway)

Members say: Great acting, Absorbing, Great writing, Entertaining, Masterful
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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.

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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.

 

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Reviews (53)

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99
Absorbing, Epic, Great acting, Masterful, Great writing

See it if you want to see excellent theater and excellent acting

Don't see it if There is no reason not to see it

88
Funny, Delightful, Great acting

See it if What a cast! Absorbing for sure.

Don't see it if You don't like play revivals.

87
Great acting, Intelligent, Profound, Relevant, Great writing

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

100
Absorbing, Great acting, Thought-provoking, Great writing, Entertaining

See it if Amazing acting by everyone. Memorable.

Don't see it if You want to see something light.

90
Great acting, Masterful, Resonant, Great writing, Entertaining

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.

92
Clever, Delightful, Great acting, Resonant, Dated

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.

100
Exquisite, Great acting, Intelligent, Masterful, Profound

See it if You want to see an important and riveting performance

Don't see it if You don't

95
Exquisite, Great acting, Entertaining

See it if Great and tasteful show, excellent performance by Mr. Washington.

Don't see it if Sorry closed

93
Absorbing, Ambitious, Great acting, Great writing, Banal

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

79
Great acting, Intelligent, Profound, Great writing, Entertaining

See it if You enjoy the novel

Don't see it if You don't enjoy the novel

100
Absorbing, Great acting, Masterful

See it if DENZEL!!!!!!!!

Don't see it if you are not into serious drama w/ in-depth characters

100
Ambitious, Clever, Exquisite, Great acting, Entertaining

See it if You like great plays.

Don't see it if JUST GO SEE IT!

87
Funny, Great acting, Resonant, Great writing, Cliched

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

80
Absorbing, Clever, Intelligent, Great writing, Excruciating

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.

89
Clever, Intelligent, Profound, Great writing, Entertaining

See it if You enjoy shows with meaning and great life lessons.

Don't see it if You want a happy, fluffy show

100
Great acting, Entertaining

See it if fantastic

Don't see it if no reason not to see it

89
Original, Great acting, Thought-provoking, Relevant, Great writing

See it if you like classic thought-provoking drama

Don't see it if you like fluff without plot.

98
Absorbing, Clever, Great acting, Dated, Entertaining

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.

85
Absorbing, Great acting, Intense, Profound, Resonant

See it if You like historic dramas

Don't see it if You don't want to hear about the plight of others

100
Great acting, Intelligent, Intense, Thought-provoking, Riveting

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

98
Great acting, Intelligent, Masterful, Must see, Great writing

See it if You want to be absorbed in a family's drama, history and growth.

Don't see it if You wouldn't enjoy a great drama.

90
Absorbing, Ambitious, Great acting, Relevant, Resonant

See it if You like shows dealing with the past and racism, like more serious shows

Don't see it if You have small kids or don't like serious topics.

84
Absorbing, Clever, Great acting, Intelligent

See it if You want to see a seminal play on the Broadway stage.

Don't see it if You want light entertainment.

73
Intelligent, Insipid, Dated, Entertaining, Great singing

See it if great story

Don't see it if you're a jerk

100
Clever, Delightful, Great acting, Intense, Entertaining

See it if You love history, building family ties, seeing the world from the lenses of a family trying make ends meet.

Don't see it if You can't stand the intensity of the reality of poverty.