A Raisin in the Sun


Mar 11, 1959

Broadway Theater

Ethel Barrymore Theatre

Written By

Lorraine Vivian Hansberry

A Raisin in the Sun


Domestic tragedy play centered on a black family's experiences in a Chicago neighborhood that looks to make their lives better with a life insurance check following the death of the father.


It was called the best play of 1959 by The New York Drama Critics' Circle. The title is a reference to the poem Harlem by Langston Hughes.

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