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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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100
Great acting, Must see, Romantic, Slow, Entertaining

See it if I've seen it more than one time. I would watch it again. I definitely have enjoyed it every time I've seen it. Would watch it again

Don't see it if You're racist. You probably wouldn't like it

100
Great acting, Intense, Thought-provoking, Relevant, Entertaining

See it if You love theater and great acting and understand the struggle of the black family

Don't see it if you are a stiff shirt

87
Delightful, Great acting, Intense, Must see, Entertaining

See it if You like emotions and drama.

Don't see it if You can't sit still.

100
Funny, Clever, Delightful, Entertaining, Great staging

See it if The show was fantastic.

Don't see it if Would definitely see it again

94
Masterful, Must see, Great writing

See it if Wonderf6

Don't see it if You hate a good show

95
Absorbing, Clever, Delightful

See it if You enjoy the classics.

Don't see it if I would recommend this show to everyone.

89
Absorbing, Intense, Must see, Riveting, Entertaining

See it if You love great drama

Don't see it if You will love it so see it anyway

86
Ambitious, Clever, Delightful, Exquisite, Entertaining

See it if You like great plays

Don't see it if Do not like plays

93
Absorbing, Great acting, Thought-provoking, Relevant

See it if you want to see great human dreams and emotions

Don't see it if you are drunk

100
Funny, Absorbing, Delightful, Enchanting, Entertaining

See it if You love Denzel Washington AND great acting.

Don't see it if If you are looking for a musical.

100
Epic, Great acting, Profound, Relevant, Great writing

See it if you believe in racial justice!

Don't see it if you are heartless! Lorraine Hansberry is brilliant!

79
Ambitious, Clever, Delightful, Enchanting, Entertaining

See it if My friends

Don't see it if It's awesome

85
Clever, Delightful, Enchanting, Great acting, Must see

See it if The show was riviting

Don't see it if YOu don't understand the meaning

88
Absorbing

See it if you've forgotten that what's old is new

Don't see it if you're a jerk

98
Exquisite, Great acting, Intelligent, Masterful, Relevant

See it if You enjoy a poignant drama that is ribboned with humor and life lessons.

Don't see it if if you are looking for a musical.

100
Absorbing, Entertaining

See it if you can relate to the plight of any ethnicity.

Don't see it if You cannot relate to the minority human condition.

88
Funny, Absorbing, Epic

See it if You love to laugh and cry

Don't see it if You don't love the classics

100
Great acting, Masterful, Must see, Great writing, Great staging

See it if You want to blow your mind

Don't see it if You are an idiot

87
Great acting

See it if You love classics!

Don't see it if Prefer musicals

100
Delightful, Intense, Must see, Entertaining

See it if It's a family that has its struggles but still remains a powerful family

Don't see it if Must see

93
Absorbing, Delightful, Great acting, Great staging

See it if you are a Lorraine Hansberry fan.

Don't see it if it's good... see it!

81
For a previous production
Absorbing, Epic, Great writing

See it if Have not seen this version but the origianal is one of my all time favrites

Don't see it if if you do not like thought provoking drama

90
For a previous production
Great acting, Relevant, Entertaining

See it if Love remakes of the classics.

Don't see it if You can't handle seeing the truth about racism in America.

84
For a previous production
Thought-provoking, Masterful, Profound

See it if A must see

Don't see it if Don't want to feel what are ancestors went through in the past

78
For a previous production
Great acting, Thought-provoking, Profound, Relevant

See it if If you like classic American story of racial struggle

Don't see it if You do not like thought provoking race drama


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