14th St. Playhouse
173 Fourteenth Street North Street
Atlanta, GA 30309
3:00 p.m. Saturday, March 30, 2013
Kids | Family,
The New York Times calls A Raisin in the Sun the play that "changed American theater forever."
Written by Lorraine Hansberry in 1959, A Raisin in the Sun was the first play written by a black woman to be produced on Broadway. The play portrays an African-American family living in a crowded apartment in Chicago’s South Side around the 1950s whose lives are forever transformed by the prospect of a $10,000 insurance check from the recently deceased father. Their shared dream of a better life collides with conflicting aspirations, betrayals, and racism.
This classic shines an unflinching spotlight on America's struggle to overcome its past. It pays tribute to those courageous enough to shape a future filled with an abiding faith in the fundamental decency and unlimited capacity of the human spirit.
"A Raisin in the Sun asks us to examine the human condition and what it means to be human," says Joi Gresham, Executive Director and Literary Trustee of The Lorraine Hansberry Literary Trust. "How much can we distance a man or a woman from their dreams and aspirations - for themselves, for their children - and still expect them to maintain their dignity and humanity?" $40.00