A Raisin in the Sun is a play by Lorraine Hansberry that debuted on Broadway in 1959. The title comes from the poem “Harlem” (also known as “A Dream Deferred”) by Langston Hughes. The story tells of a Black family’s experiences in south Chicago, as they attempt to improve their financial circumstances with an insurance payout following the death of the father. The New York Drama Critics’ Circle named it the best play of 1959 –Wikipedia
This was the third in a series of plays produced by NFT in the 1978-79 season reviving the best African-American plays from the 1940s and 50s.
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All 1978-79 Season productions: