Yesterday, I went to the Arizona Theatre Company's presentation of a "A Raisin in the Sun" . My cousin Loretta turns 18 today, so I invited her and her mom to join me. "A Raisin in the Sun" is part of ATC's American Play series, celebrating great American stories. As always, ATC knows how to do it right.
A gripping and explosive tale of one family living and learning together on the South Side of Chicago in the 1950s, A Raisin in the Sun was the first authentic voice of an African American playwright to hit the Broadway stage. In this award-winning drama, the Younger family searches for a way to grab their piece of the dream, even in the face of prejudice and discrimination. Since the play’s premiere exactly 50 years ago, Lorraine Hansberry’s towering masterpiece has moved audiences and broken down barriers wherever it has played. “The play that changed American theatre forever…a seething interplay of past and present, of wisdom and passion.” – The New York Times