A Raisin in the Sun

About

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.

Trivia

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.

#32
broadway show
Boost
Premiered
March 11, 1959
Broadway Theater
Ethel Barrymore Theatre
Written By
Lorraine Vivian Hansberry
#32
broadway show
Boost

Cast

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