A Raisin In The Sun

2727 B Street, Sacramento, CA 95816
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A classic stage drama considered to have “changed American theater forever” and the first play written by a Black woman produced on Broadway in 1959, <em>A Raisin In The Sun</em> tells the story of a lower-class black family’s struggle to gain middle-class acceptance. When the play opens, Mama, the sixty-year-old matriarch, waits for a $10,000 insurance check from her husband’s death, and the drama focuses primarily on how the $10,000 should be spent. In 1960 A Raisin In The Sun was nominated for four Tony Awards, including Best Play (Lorraine Hansberry), Best Actor (Sidney Poitier), Best Actress (Claudia McNeil), and Best Direction Lloyd Richards). “Perfectly structured, with unforgettable characters,” – <em>Art Muse</em>