Lorraine Hansberry A Raisin in the Sun

ISBN 13: 9780451070203

A Raisin in the Sun

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9780451070203: A Raisin in the Sun

A Raisin in the Sun is a seminal American drama and a heroic testament of hope. This new recording of Lorraine Hansberry s classic play, starring Rutina Wesley from the HBO hit series True Blood, chronicles a working class African American family struggling to maintain dignity in a harsh world. With her late husband s insurance money finally in hand, Mama Lena dreams of moving to a better home. However, her children have other plans: Walter Lee wants to buy a liquor store, and Beneatha wants to go to medical school. What happens when family dreams drastically diverge? A full-cast performance featuring: Judyann Elder, James Gleason, Noah Gray-Cabey, Corey Hawkins, Deidrie Henry, Terrell Tilford, Rutina Wesley and Mirron E. Willis.

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This new recording of Lorraine Hansberry's classic play chronicles a working-class African American family struggling to maintain dignity in a harsh world. With her late husband's insurance money finally in hand, Mama Lena dreams of moving to a better home. However, her children have other plans: Walter Lee wants to buy a liquor store, and Beneatha wants to go to medical school. What happens when family dreams drastically diverge? A Raisin in the Sun is a seminal American drama and a heroic testament to hope.

An L.A. Theatre Works full-cast performance featuring:

Judyann Elder as Lena Younger

James Gleason as Karl Lindner

Noah Gray-Cabey as Travis Younger

Corey Hawkins as Walter Lee Younger

Deidrie Henry as Ruth Younger

Terrell Tilford as George Murchison

Rutina Wesley as Beneatha Younger

Mirron E. Willis as Joseph Asagai/Bobo

Directed by Lou Bellamy. Recorded before a live audience at the Skirball Cultural Center, Los Angeles.

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“A beautiful, lovable play. It is affectionately human, funny and touching. . . . A work of theatrical magic in which the usual barrier between audience and stage disappears.”
John Chapman, New York News

“An honest, intelligible, and moving experience.”
Walter Kerr, New York Herald Tribune

“Miss Hansberry has etched her characters with understanding, and told her story with dramatic impact. She has a keen sense of humor, an ear for accurate speech and compassion for people.”
Robert Coleman, New York Mirror

“A Raisin in the Sun has vigor as well as veracity.”
Brooks Atkinson, New York Times

“It is honest drama, catching up real people. . . . It will make you proud of human beings.”
Frank Aston, New York World-Telegram & Sun

“A wonderfully emotional evening.”
John McClain, New York Journal American

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