‘Raisin in the Sun’ Press Democrat Review
A Raisin in the Sun
March 2 – 26, 2023
written by Lorraine Hansberry
‘A Raisin in the Sun” by Lorraine Hansberry remains famous as the first play written by a Black woman to open on Broadway — but there’s more to the story.
‘It also is a great American classic that deals not only with race, but generational conflict, women’s roles, family strife and economic inequality. Critics have ranked it with such great American works as Arthur Miller’s “Death of a Salesman,” Eugene O’Neill’s “Long Day’s Journey Into Night” and Tennessee Williams’ “Glass Menagerie.”
‘”The play is set in 1959 but it has themes in it that resound in the present day,” said Leontyne Mbele-Mbong of Oakland, who directed the new production of the play opening March 2 at Santa Rosa’s 6th Street Playhouse. The play has been in rehearsal during February, which is Black History Month.’