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.


Author: Lorraine Hansberry
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Archive listings for A Raisin in the Sun

Work type: Play.


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). Performer Ashley Zhangazha (Walter Lee Younger). Performer Angela Wynter (Mama)). Performer Susan Wokoma (Beneatha Younger). Performer Alisha Bailey (Ruth Younger). Performer Everal A Walsh (Bobo). Performer Mike Burnside (Mike Burnside (Karl Lindner). Performer Aron Julius (Joseph asagai/George Murchison). Performer Adryan Dorset (Travis Younger). Performer Solomon Gordon (Travis Younger). Performer Kiano Samuels (Travis Younger).
22 Mar 16 to 26 Mar 16Belgrade Theatre, Coventry :: V153
listing details L0878606699
16 Mar 16 to 19 Mar 16The Albany, Outer London :: V294
listing details L1472016740
8 Mar 16 to 12 Mar 16Watford Palace Theatre, Watford :: V55
listing details L1020673999
2 Mar 16 to 5 Mar 16Everyman & Playhouse, Liverpool :: V535
listing details L0883846047
2 Mar 16 to 12 Mar 16Liverpool Playhouse, Liverpool :: V536
listing details L0145306375
23 Feb 16 to 27 Feb 16NST Campus, Southampton :: V776
listing details L843338712
17 Feb 16 to 20 Feb 16New Wolsey Theatre, Ipswich :: V81
listing details L01711159149
28 Jan 16 to 13 Feb 16Sheffield Theatres, Sheffield :: V962
listing details L440893094


Corporate Sponsor Continental Airlines. Producer Royal Exchange Theatre. Director Michael Buffong. Design Ellen Cairns. Lighting Johanna Town. Sound Steve Brown. Performer Starletta DuPois. Performer Ray Fearon (Walter Lee Younger). Performer Jenny Jules (Ruth Younger). Performer Tracey Ifeachor. Performer Damola Adelaja. Performer Simon Coombs. Performer Tom Hodgkins. Performer Ray Emmet Brown. Performer Lyndon Rhoden. Performer Damani Holness. Performer Vivien Nkundibiza. Performer Claudien Nkundibiza.
27 Jan 10 to 20 Feb 10Royal Exchange, Manchester :: V491
listing details L985612822


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.
4 May 05 to 7 May 05Hackney Empire, Outer London :: V309
listing details L2079279561
26 Apr 05 to 30 Apr 05Liverpool Playhouse, Liverpool :: V536
listing details L1033006307
19 Apr 05 to 23 Apr 05Theatre Royal Plymouth, Plymouth :: V895
listing details L01688647443
12 Apr 05 to 16 Apr 05Belgrade Theatre, Coventry :: V153
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6 Apr 05 to 9 Apr 05The Lowry, Salford :: V0655996499
listing details L0262327176
18 Feb 05 to 26 Mar 05Lyric Hammersmith Theatre, Outer London :: V315
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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.
1 Jun 01 to 30 Jun 01The Young Vic, West End :: V245
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11 May 01 to 26 May 01Playhouse, Salisbury :: V923
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28 Apr 99Dorfman Theatre (National Theatre), West End :: V375
listing details L1651656381

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