1950s Chicago. The five members of the Younger family are each looking for ways to improve their lot through education, business, real estate, and sheer self-determination. The arrival of a long-awaited life insurance check promises life changing opportunities. But how to spend it best?
Lorraine Hansberry’s masterpiece, A Raisin in the Sun, one of the greatest plays ever written in the English language, fearlessly interrogates the American dream in the face of racial and economic challenge.
|New York Drama Critics' Circle|
|1959||Best American Play||Winner|
|Outer Critics Circle|
|1959||Outstanding Actress in a Play||Winner|
|1960||Best Actor in a Play||Nominee|
|1960||Best Direction of a Play||Nominee|
|1960||Best Actress in a Play||Nominee|