A Raisin in the Sun

Author(s): Lorraine Hansberry Company: Lyric Hammersmith Theatre, Headlong, Leeds Playhouse and Nottingham Playhouse
Venue: Oxford Playhouse, Oxford Dates:

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In a rented apartment on Chicago’s South Side, the Younger family is full of hope, dreams, grief, and big plans. Their beloved father has died, and the money from his life insurance policy could change their lives.

Mama wants to put down roots in a home of her own. Her daughter Beneatha has her heart set on becoming a doctor. But her son Walter Lee thinks the money is his to spend—and he’s willing to sacrifice his values and his family to get what he wants.

Each must face what it means to escape the confines of a segregated society. How do you create a meaningful life in a world designed to keep you down?

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Venue: Leeds Playhouse, Leeds Dates:
Venue: Lyric Hammersmith, London Dates:
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