A Raisin In The Sun
at Barrymore Theatre
A Raisin In The Sun starring the one and only Denzel Washington is set on Chicago’s rough South Side. The story revolves around the dreams and conflicts within three generations of the Younger family: the son Walter Lee (Denzel Washington), his wife Ruth (Sophie Okonedo), his sister Beneatha (Anika Noni Rose), his son Travis (Bryce Clyde Jenkins) and matriarch Lena (called Mama LaTanya Richardson Jackson).
When Mama deceased husband’s money comes through, her dreams of moving to a new home and a better neighborhood in Chicago. Walter Lee, who's a chauffeur, has other plans. He wants to buy a liquor store and become his own man. Beneatha dreams of medical school. The tensions and prejudice they face form this American drama.
Lorraine Hansberry’s A Raisin In The Sun was originally produced in 1959. It was the first play written by an African American woman to be produced on Broadway, where it won the New York Drama Critics Circle Award for Best Play. The Washington Post has called it “one of a handful of great American dramas."
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2 hours, 40 minutes