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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
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Avg Score

100
Absorbing, Entertaining, Great acting, Delightful, Great staging

See it if I would see it again if Denzel was in it again.

Don't see it if I would see it again if Denzel was in it again.

83
Entertaining, Thought-provoking, Must see, Great acting

See it if you like Denzel Washington

Don't see it if you can't afford a play

100
Clever, Great acting, Great writing

See it if You like literature-based shows, want to understand the black experience.

Don't see it if You're looking for singing and dancing

95
Great acting, Edgy, Riveting, Relevant, Must see

See it if You love a great story and intense acting

Don't see it if You don't love Denzel

95
Absorbing, Ambitious

See it if An important and engaging look at race and racism in America. Still relevant today, even though it was set in earlier times.

Don't see it if You don't like Denzel Washington

89
Entertaining, Great acting, Great writing

See it if I loved the great acting, especially Denzel Washington.

Don't see it if You don't like classics.

94
Great acting, Great writing, Great staging, Only read about

See it if you enjoy a beautifully crafted small human story but are not into the wordplay of modern playwrights. I read about show , did not "see."

Don't see it if you like Big and Bombastic. If you like lots of action and High Drama you probably won't like this.

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

See it if You aren't a Denzel Washington fan. You will be after this!

Don't see it if You don't understand Black theater.

100
Thought-provoking, Riveting, Great acting, Entertaining, Masterful

See it if You have family members who are always dreaming but don't put in any work.

Don't see it if You refuse to settle for less/


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