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. Supported by the Foundation for Sport and Arts and The Mackintosh Foundation.


Novella Nelson, Cecilia Noble, Daniel Anthony, William Chubb, Adrian Fergus Fuller, Lennie James, Ekananu Kirimi, Faz Singhateh, Dwayne Thomas, Ofo Uhiara


Author: Lorraine Hansberry
Producer(s): Young Vic, Salisbury Playhouse
Director: David Lan
Design: Francis O'Connor
Lighting: Tim Mitchell
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A Raisin in the Sun

A Raisin in the Sun (Play) production archive for QTIX code T01812001209. Details of all A Raisin in the Sun archived productions can be found under the QTIX code: S0495541245

Archive Listings

1 Jun 01
30 Jun 01
The Young Vic
West End
Greater London
11 May 01
26 May 01

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