Mama’s insurance check for $10,000 means a new life for her family, but everyone has different ideas about how to use the money. When she sees that her family is falling apart, Mama makes a decision. But will her choice bring her family apart or destroy it forever?
When it was first produced in 1959, A Raisin in the Sun was awarded the New York Drama Critics Circle Award for that season and hailed as a watershed in American drama. A pioneering work by an African-American playwright, the play was a radically new representation of black life.
Praise for A Raisin in the Sun
"A play that changed American theater forever." — The New York Times