A Raisin in the Sun
Echoing her own trials growing up in a racially-divided America, Hansberry’s masterpiece delves into the divergent dreams and conflicts within three generations of a lower-class Black family, in 1950’s Chicago, struggling to rise into America’s middle class.
Anticipating a big life insurance check, ‘Mama’ dreams of a beautiful new home in a white neighborhood. Her son, a chauffeur, dreams of being his own boss and opening a liquor store. His sister dreams of medical school. The ensuing prejudice they encounter threatens to crush their hopes and dreams, causing them to dry up “…like a raisin in the sun.”
Hansberry wrote this Pulitzer Prize-winning play, her first, at age 27. It was the first by a Black playwright to be produced on Broadway, and to receive a Critic’s Circle award.
We are proud to bring you this iconic American story, presented by a talented and professional cast and the Artistic Director of the African-American Shakespeare Company.
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