American Playhouse: Season 8, Episode 1

A Raisin in the Sun (1 Feb. 1989)

TV Episode  -   -  Comedy | Drama
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A substantial insurance payment could mean either financial salvation or personal ruin for a poor black family.

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A substantial insurance payment could mean either financial salvation or personal ruin for a poor black family.

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The Broadway production of "A Raisin in the Sun" by Lorraine Hansberry opened at the Ethel Barrymore Theater in New York on March 11, 1959, ran for 530 performances and was nominated for the 1960 Tony Award (New York City) for the Best Play. See more »

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Seering drama

The cast here is great, although Beneatha is played more for laughs than anything else. Duke's direction on one set is brilliant, unlike most photographed stage plays, I never felt claustrophobic, even at a three hour running time. I did feel, however, that the set was TOO big. The 1961 film set was tiny and cramped, this one is almost as big as my current apartment. I give this one an 8.


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