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A Raisin in the Sun (Broadway)

From 59 member  reviews
Members say: Great acting, Absorbing, Great writing, Entertaining, Masterful

About the show

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.

Member Reviews (59)


Great acting, Absorbing, Great writing, Entertaining, Masterful

Clever, Enchanting, Confusing, Cliched

See it if It was nice but I got lost in the story

Don't see it if Language, too intense

Great acting, Disappointing, Dated, Intense, Refreshing

See it if you enjoy a good history lesson

Don't see it if You don't want to feel bad about the way the world was once and still is in many cases

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