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A RAISIN IN THE SUN (Harlem Rep 2016)

Members say: Great acting, Absorbing, Entertaining, Delightful, Clever
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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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Set in 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, his wife Ruth, his sister Beneatha, his son Travis and matriarch Lena, called Mama. 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: buying a liquor store and being his own man. Beneatha dreams of medical school. The tensions and prejudice they face form this seminal American drama.

 

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78
Low budge revival of a classic play

See it if You'd enjoy a plot about a family on/below the poverty line, dealing with race and financial struggles. Some really impressive performances.

Don't see it if You are looking for polish.. It's a really low budget production in a middle school theater-- so if you can be ok with that-- go see it!

92
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.

94
Funny, Enchanting, Great acting, Must see

See it if It's Denzel! Of course it was great.

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

90
Absorbing, Great acting, Intelligent, Profound, Great staging

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.

75
Absorbing, Intelligent, Great writing

See it if you enjoy well-written family drama, even if the acting isn't quite as good.

Don't see it if you are a fan of the play and might bristle at a somewhat non-traditional staging.

87
Absorbing, Great acting, Thought-provoking, Resonant, Personal

See it if you enjoy watching realistic, human stories acted by people who clearly care about the characters.

Don't see it if you'll be turned off by the fact that the theater is on the second floor of a school; it feels low-budget.

88
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).

72
Clever, Delightful, Great acting, Entertaining

See it if If you love dramas that tell revolutionary stories, have in-depth characters and poetic lines within the text;

Don't see it if If you're looking for a regularly structured plot line with a climax that gives great effect on the entire show;

100
Absorbing, Great acting, Intelligent, Masterful, Must see

See it if You love this engaging tale

Don't see it if You don't

88
Edgy, Thought-provoking, Resonant

See it if You want to know more about red-lining and other moves the country has made to continue systemic racism.

Don't see it if You've already seen it once.

90
Ambitious, Great acting, 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.

80
Absorbing, Delightful, Edgy, Profound, Dated

See it if you want to enjoy great acting, and a relevant script as it addresses social issues such as racial integration and social consciousness.

Don't see it if you are not interested in a script with a serious tone and are looking for a more up-beat or light hearted drama.

81
Original, Absorbing, Intelligent, Masterful

See it if you loved the movie

Don't see it if don't like drama's

85
Absorbing, Great acting, Intense, Profound, Entertaining

See it if You want to support the Rep theater. I would love for this to make it to Broadway. The cast was terrific.

Don't see it if You don't like a good drama.

74
Absorbing, Ambitious, Great acting, Riveting, Entertaining

See it if I think a much older group of people would enjoy the play.

Don't see it if If you haven't read the book or seen the movie.

100
Ambitious, Clever, Exquisite, Must see, Refreshing

See it if You are open minded. It is honestly great. Personally, loved it! Wish i could see it again.

Don't see it if You have a natural negative outlook on things.

70
Great acting, Confusing, Disappointing

See it if Earlier version was much better

Don't see it if If you liked earlier version

100
Funny, Epic, Great acting, Must see, Entertaining

See it if You want to see a classic story that is relatable.

Don't see it if You want big musical numbers with a lot of dancing.

98
Great acting, Intelligent, Intense, Thought-provoking, Great writing

See it if Great show, Saw Denzel Washington in it. Of course great acting but the story was also great. Makes you think, cry, laugh, and repeat.

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

84
Ambitious, Thought-provoking, Relevant, Great writing, Dated

See it if Family values matter

Don't see it if Race relations bother you

88
Absorbing, Clever, Great acting, Great writing, Entertaining

See it if A classic

Don't see it if If you dont want to cry

91
Clever, Delightful, Great acting, Must see, Entertaining

See it if You want to see good acting

Don't see it if You didn't like the book

90
Absorbing, Great acting, Heartbreaking

See it if You love great theater!

Don't see it if You hate dramas

100
Absorbing, Great acting, Masterful, Profound, Great staging

See it if You like a lot of drama and emotion

Don't see it if You don't like a lot of drama

80
Absorbing, Great acting, Thought-provoking, Great writing, Great staging

See it if Enjoy thought provoking storylines

Don't see it if You want upbeat, happy play