VenueLyric Hammersmith Theatre
Other spaces: Studio
TownOuter London
CountyGreater London
From18th February 2005
Opened24th February 2005
To26th March 2005
When19:30. Sat Mats 14:30 (except Sat Feb 19)
PricesFrom £12.00. To £25.00.
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A Raisin in the Sun

A Raisin in the SunT01014626023
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.
Author Lorraine Hansberry

Archive :: production:T01014626023, play:S0495541245, venue:V315

Production details


Producer Young Vic Theatre Company
Director David Lan
Design Francis O'Connor
Lighting Tim Mitchell
Sound Crispian Covell
Performer Lennie James
Performer Novella Nelson
Performer Nicole Charles
Performer Jim Dunk
Performer Noma Dumezweni
Performer Javone Prince
Performer Mark Theodor

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