A Raisin in the Sun (Harlem Rep)
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A Raisin in the Sun (Harlem Rep)

A Raisin in the Sun (Harlem Rep) NYC Reviews and Tickets

(128 Ratings)
Members say
Great acting, Absorbing, Entertaining, Thought-provoking, Relevant

About the Show

Harlem Rep presents Lorraine Hansberry's classic play about a working-class African-American family that faces financial salvation or personal ruin after receiving a substantial insurance payment.

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Show-Score Member Reviews (128)

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75 Reviews | 39 Followers
Absorbing, Entertaining, Great acting

See it if Black dramedy displaying the struggle of a family to achieve elusive american dream.

Don't see it if You believe the struggle to get ahead is equal for all.

98 Reviews | 18 Followers
Absorbing, Great acting, Relevant, Must see, Intense

See it if You enjoy actors who give 100% yo their roles and make you forget they are not who they are portraying. Relevant to current social issues.

Don't see it if You need big fancy sets, are not interested in social and race issues, are bothered by hearing occasional outside street noise

216 Reviews | 223 Followers
Absorbing, Great acting, Dated

See it if You like strong characters and an extremely talented ensamble in a somewhat smaller scale remake of a classic.

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

97 Reviews | 62 Followers
Great acting, Absorbing, Great staging, Intelligent, Profound

See it if You've never seen this important piece of American theater history.

Don't see it if You don't like theater about important issues.

112 Reviews | 21 Followers
Great acting, Ambitious, Intelligent, Profound, Resonant

See it if You're looking to see a well executed classic that still rings true to this day.

Don't see it if You're afraid of seeing the ugly truth about race in America.

1312 Reviews | 354 Followers
Absorbing, Funny, Must see, Relevant, Resonant

See it if If you like a great story with meaning. Very deep story about family, what money can do to it. Very good acting, staging

Don't see it if If you don't like a family story that can touch at the root of families.

54 Reviews | 23 Followers
Great acting, Thought-provoking, Relevant

See it if you like strong characters and talented actors in a smaller production of a classic remake

Don't see it if you don't like theater for a cause or important issues we all face

119 Reviews | 21 Followers
Great writing

See it if you like a great story.

Don't see it if you aren't available to (but if you are see it).

Critic Reviews (1)

Amsterdam News
September 14th, 2017

"The production has a phenomenal cast...This play inspires you when you look at the struggles and conflicts present in this family’s life. Hansberry just has a great way with words. And Keith Lee Grant, the director, has a way with mounting a show...This production is mesmerizing, moving and exciting to watch—there are explosive moments that will touch your heart and moments that will fill you with pride."
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