A Raisin in the Sun archiveWalter Lee Younger has a dream - a dream that will get him and his family out of their tiny apartment in Southside Chicago. Money is coming, and with it will come freedom, dignity and ease. As the dream collapses a new man is born. And a new dream...Originally produced in 1959, A Raisin in the Sun was the first successful Broadway play by a Black writer. Hansberry was the youngest person and the first African-American to win the New York Drama Critics Circle Award for Best Play. When she was eight years old, a brick was thrown through the window of Lorraine Hansberry's home with such force that it embedded itself in a wall. The Hansberrys, a successful African-American family, had moved into an all-white area. This event and the legal fight that followed inspired her lifelong struggle for racial equality - and her most well known, groundbreaking and influential work A Raisin In the Sun.


Starletta DuPois, Ray Fearon (Walter Lee Younger), Jenny Jules (Ruth Younger), Tracey Ifeachor, Damola Adelaja, Simon Coombs, Tom Hodgkins, Ray Emmet Brown, Lyndon Rhoden, Damani Holness, Vivien Nkundibiza, Claudien Nkundibiza


Author: Lorraine Hansberry
Corporate Sponsor: Continental Airlines
Producer: Royal Exchange Theatre
Director: Michael Buffong
Design: Ellen Cairns
Lighting: Johanna Town
Sound: Steve Brown
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A Raisin in the Sun

A Raisin in the Sun (Play) production archive for QTIX code T01065459233. Details of all A Raisin in the Sun archived productions can be found under the QTIX code: S0495541245

Archive Listings

27 Jan 10
20 Feb 10
Royal Exchange
Greater Manchester

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