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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)

MEMBERS SAY:

Great acting, Absorbing, Great writing, Entertaining, Masterful
91
Avg Score

83
Great acting, Great singing

See it if Loved it, enjoyed the music and the songs.

Don't see it if You do not like musicals

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

97
Absorbing, Great writing, Profound, Thought-provoking, Intelligent

See it if You want to see a brilliant piece of Black art.

Don't see it if See it. It's a classic that all theater goers should be familiar with.

100
Absorbing, Exquisite, Great acting, Intelligent, Masterful

See it if You love good theater!

Don't see it if You liked cartoons...

90
Absorbing, Resonant, Relevant, Great acting, Ambitious

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.

100
Clever, Entertaining, Delightful, Great acting, Intense

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.

96
Absorbing, Ambitious, Great acting, Profound

See it if Love a thought provoking, complex family story.

Don't see it if Don't like a serious drama

100
Absorbing, Great staging, Great acting, Must see, Relevant

See it if You love theatre. You love literature. You love Denzel!

Don't see it if Racial topics offend you.

93
Absorbing, Great acting, Great writing, Intelligent, Riveting

See it if You delight in exploring the complexities of human relations

Don't see it if The truth makes you uncomfortable

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

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.

100
Great acting, Masterful, Intense, Profound, Absorbing

See it if You loved the book, want to see great actors in a great play, want to see a play that is relevant to the times that we are currently in.

Don't see it if You are not a fan of drama

73
Dated, Entertaining, Great singing, Intelligent, Insipid

See it if great story

Don't see it if you're a jerk

100
Great writing, Great acting, Edgy, Dated

See it if You read the book

Don't see it if You are not into the old story of a raisin in the sun

65
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

90
Thought-provoking, Great staging, Entertaining, Delightful, Great writing

See it if You love and know the works of Lorraine Hansbury!!

Don't see it if You don't know the story and originial time period.... the story is modernized but still speaks to a time when all of the events were real.

96
Great acting, Profound, Riveting, Epic, Masterful

See it if you enjoy a classic story

Don't see it if .

75
Great acting, Slow, Great writing, Masterful

See it if You enjoy powerful shows about pre civil rights era

Don't see it if You don't like shows about racism

83
Delightful, Clever, Entertaining, Ambitious, Great acting

See it if I loved it, the acting was great!

Don't see it if Don't see it if you don't like shows about that are set from the past.

85
Resonant, Thought-provoking, Must see, Masterful

See it if You love and appreciate classic plays and well written stories.

Don't see it if You're expecting big action. This is a great classic play but it's no frills.

92
Absorbing, Ambitious, Great acting, Epic, Masterful

See it if No comment

Don't see it if No commnet

51
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

100
Great acting, Masterful, Must see, Riveting, Resonant

See it if You loved the play in English class and want to see Denzel Washington, one of the world's greatest actors, offer a masterclass in acting

Don't see it if You weren't a fan of the play

88
Thought-provoking, Riveting, Profound, Intense, Great writing

See it if You love fantastic writing and performances

Don't see it if You get bored with dramas

90
Delightful, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if We flew to NYC to see the show. It was well worth the flight and expense!

Don't see it if You hate the history of Blacks struggle in this country

80
Absorbing, Great acting, Great staging, Great writing

See it if You enjoy family drama with twists and turns.

Don't see it if You don't like happy endings!


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