Tony Award winner Denzel Washington returns to the Broadway stage as Walter Lee Younger in Lorraine Hansberry's racially charged classic play.
2hr. 40min. (1 intermission)
Opened Apr 3, 2014
WHAT IS IT ABOUT?
Winner of 3 Tony Awards, including Best Revival of a Play!
Set on Chicago's South Side, A Raisin In The Sun revolves around the divergent dreams and conflicts within three generations of the Younger family: son Walter Lee (Denzel Washington), his wife Ruth (Sophie Okonedo), his sister Beneatha (Anika Noni Rose), his son Travis (Bryce Clyde Jenkins) and matriarch Lena, called Mama (LaTanya Richardson Jackson). When her deceased husband's money comes through, Mama dreams of moving to a new home and a better neighborhood in Chicago. Walter Lee, a chauffeur, has other plans: buying a liquor store and being his own man. Beneatha dreams of medical school. The tensions and prejudice they face form this seminal American drama.