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A RAISIN IN THE SUN at A Noise Within

Craig Schwartz

Craig Schwartz

Jonas Schwartz -  TheaterMania

Progress treads so slowly it almost feels backwards. Lorraine Hansberry’s award-winning play A Raisin in the Sun premiered almost six decades ago, but American culture still grapples heavily with racism and other prejudices. The Younger family of the play grabs at the American dream, but society keeps moving the brass ring just out of reach.
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Now running through April 8

A RAISIN IN THE SUN at Ruskin Group Theatre

Photo by Ed Krieger

Photo by Ed Krieger

Neal Weaver  – Stage Raw

Lorraine Hansberry is securely enshrined as an important black playwright, but what few people remember nowadays is that she was also a lovely young woman, with gamin charm and an impish sense of humor. Read more…

Dany Margolies – The Daily Breeze

“What happens to a dream deferred?” asked Langston Hughes in his 1951 poem “Harlem.” “Does it dry up like a raisin in the sun?”

Too many deferred dreams have been keeping the Younger family tamped down, in Lorraine Hansberry’s 1958 classic “A Raisin in the Sun,” getting a thoughtful revival at Santa Monica’s Ruskin Group Theatre. Read more…

Now running through September 17

A RAISIN IN THE SUN at the Westchester Playhouse

Dany Margolies – The Daily Breeze

Instead of seeming dated, Lorraine Hansberry’s classic 1959 two-act “A Raisin in the Sun” is more burnished than ever. Read more…

Now running through February 13

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Photo by Shari Barrett