Walter 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
.Performers Ashley Zhangazha (Walter Lee Younger), Angela Wynter (Mama)), Susan Wokoma (Beneatha Younger), Alisha Bailey (Ruth Younger), Everal A Walsh (Bobo), Mike Burnside (Karl Lindner, Aron Julius (Joseph asagai/George Murchison), Adryan Dorset (Travis Younger), Solomon Gordon (Travis Younger), Kiano Samuels (Travis Younger).
Author Lorraine Hansberry. Producer Sheffield Theatres. Producer Eclipse Theatre Company. Producer Belgrade Theatre Coventry. Director Dawn Walton. Design Amanda Stoodley. Lighting Aideen Malone. Sound Adrienne Quartly. Director Briony Barnett (CDG - casting director).