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The ground-breaking play that changed American theatre forever, Lorraine Hansberry's classic play tells the story of an African-American family living on Chicago's south side in the 1950's. Recently widowed, Lena Younger receives a check from her husband's life insurance and plans to buy a home for her family, freeing them from the cramped tenement in which she, her two children, daughter-in-law, and grandson live. However, her son Walter has different plans for the money. As one dream is fulfilled, another is deferred. Don't miss this powerful and unforgettable portrait of one family's quest for the American dream.

Show Details

  • Dates:Closed on
  • Location:Everyman Theatre, Washington, DC