Other spaces at this venue include: Salberg Studio
From11th May 2001
To26th May 2001
PricesFrom £8.00. To £16.00.
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A Raisin in the Sun

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:T01812001209, play:S0495541245, venue:V923

Production details

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


Producer Young Vic
Producer Salisbury Playhouse
Director David Lan
Design Francis O'Connor
Lighting Tim Mitchell
Performer Novella Nelson
Performer Cecilia Noble
Performer Daniel Anthony
Performer William Chubb
Performer Adrian Fergus Fuller
Performer Lennie James
Performer Ekananu Kirimi
Performer Faz Singhateh
Performer Dwayne Thomas
Performer Ofo Uhiara

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