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 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.
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.
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
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.
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