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A Raisin in the Sun
Academy Center of the Arts
May 18 2017
A Raisin in the Sun
Troesh Studio Theater at The Smith Center
Jan 12 2018
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The New York Times hailed A Raisin in the Sun as “the play that changed American theatre forever.” Featuring the South side of Chicago, the play first surfaced in 1959 as a production by Lorraine Hansberry. It was the first play to be penned by an African American woman which made it to Broadway. The successful Broadway performances earned it the Drama Critics Circle Award for the category of “Best Play.” A series of performances are now scheduled to be held at the Ethyl Barrymore Theatre in New York. Get A Raisin in the Sun tickets and watch the classic live.
The revival of the heart-wrenching family drama features the incredible Denzel Washington filling the shoes of Sir Sidney Poitier in the protagonist's role. Walter Lee Younger is the central character of the play. Starring alongside him will be the Tony Award nominee LaTanya Richardson Jackson. The 2014 revival has earned five Tony Award nominations for its performances at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre this year. It is the same venue where the show debuted about five decades ago. The revival has been directed by Kenny Leon. Denzel Washington has had the opportunity to work with the director before in the 2010 Broadway production “Fences.” For his tremendous performances, Denzel earned a Tony Award for his efforts.
The plot of the play revolves around Walter and the Younger family. Everything is fine until his mother inherits a big amount of money. That is when the troubles start. Looking at the handsome chunk of inheritance, Walter thinks of investing it in a liquor store. On the other hand, Mama wants to get herself a house in a white neighborhood. Struggling with the dilemma, Walter evaluates his social standing and his financial status. The conflicts that seem more about money are in fact about power. That triggers a series of events which turn their lives upside down.
The ground-breaking drama is one of the first Broadway plays that took a deeper look into the life of African American families in the US during the pre-civil rights era. Initially it was considered to be a risky investment. But the gamble paid off and the play gained quite positive reviews from all corners. The Washington Post referred to it as “one of a handful of great American dramas.” The show continued to play for two years and earned four Tony Award nominations.
The cast of the show is brilliant. The taut performances describe the characters to extraordinary depths. Lorraine has done an excellent job at creativity. She created a clan of protagonists. It's not just the character of Walter that steps into the limelight but in fact involves many more. Sophie Okonedo plays the character Ruth, Walter's wife. She plays the distressed woman's role in such great detail that it becomes the mournful foundation of the play. On the other hand, young Beneatha, sister of Walter is played by Anika Noni. Radiating youthful wishes, Beneatha plays the role of a free thinker who belongs to the upcoming rebellious decade.
Fans have been greatly moved by this emotional play. It isn't only the historical value that holds such depth but also the heartfelt drama that has had such a deep impact on whoever has watched it live. Watching the hopes and dreams of a multi-generational family, the audience connects to it straight away.
This epic production is now all set to grace the stage once again for what will be another great run. This is your chance to book A Raisin in the Sun tickets and catch this timeless classic live. Like it has done to so many people over the years, it will move you beyond words as well.