About “A Raisin in the Sun,” by Lorraine Hansberry

The Actors’ Group is proud to revive one of our favorite productions: A Raisin in the Sun. Considered one of the most important plays about black culture in American society, A Raisin in the Sun was written by Lorraine Hansberry, and debuted on Broadway in 1959. This story focuses on a black family living in the Washington Park subdivision In Chicago. Celebrated after its opening, this pivotal story was made into a film in 1961, a musical in 1973, a TV movie in 1989, and had several Broadway revivals, 2004 and 2014.

The Westport Country Playhouse offers an amazing introduction to the play, with featured interviews with Phylicia Rashad, actors from their production, as well as key scholars of Lorraine Hansberry and African American literature.  Enjoy!


A Raisin in the Sun is running October 23 – November 15th. The theatre is located in the Dole Cannery, 650 Iwilei Road, Suite 101. Call 808-722-6941 for information and tickets. Tickets can also be obtained online at http://www.taghawaii.net

We look forward to seeing you there!

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