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A Raisin in the Sun (Harlem Rep)

Members say: Great acting, Absorbing, Entertaining, Delightful, Thought-provoking

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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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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82
Absorbing, Ambitious, Great acting, Intelligent

See it if It is hard to make an old play relevant, but they do it here and very well. Sadly, many of the themes are still current.

Don't see it if If you don't like Hansberry.

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.

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.

81
Original, Absorbing, Intelligent, Masterful

See it if you loved the movie

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

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.

82
Great acting, Intense, Thought-provoking, Relevant, Riveting

See it if You like dramatic theatre that makes you think and feel.

Don't see it if You are looking for a light evening out and don't prefer the challenging conversations that this show provokes.

89
Delightful, Enchanting, Great acting, Must see, Great singing

See it if You love the book

Don't see it if The movie is what you liked better

96
Absorbing, Great acting, Must see, Profound, Riveting

See it if If need to understand black life.

Don't see it if You are a bigot.

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.

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

81
Funny, Clever, Great acting, Entertaining, Great staging

See it if You want to a classic that still has great life and heart to it.

Don't see it if You're looking for something new.

100
Absorbing, Epic, Great acting, Masterful, Profound

See it if You are open to racism

Don't see it if You cannot handle the truth abt segregation.

64
Enchanting, Great acting, Banal, Disappointing, Entertaining

See it if Wow you're amazed

Don't see it if You don't like kit

89
Absorbing, Clever, Delightful, Great acting, Judi

See it if I loved those shows

Don't see it if N/A

90
Great acting

See it if You seen the orginal

Don't see it if Do not know the story line

98
Absorbing, Exquisite, Great acting, Riveting

See it if you are alive

Don't see it if you don't like revivals

100
Clever, Romantic, Great staging

See it if All of my Friends

Don't see it if I recommend seeing the show

100
Clever, Exquisite, Great acting, Great writing, Great staging

See it if This is poetry in motion

Don't see it if You don't know acting


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