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After moving to Chicago's South Side in the 1950s, a black family struggles to deal with poverty, racism, and inner conflict as they strive for a better life. Adapted for the screen from Lorraine Hansberry's play, this is a moving portrait of dreams deferred. Written by
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 »
When they are packing up the apartment, Momma is working on putting sticks around a small plant to protect it to wrap it. The number and location of the sticks are not in sync with the timing. See more »
There is something wrong when all the dreams of a household depend on a man dying.
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Lorraine Hansberry's play is forever being produced whether on stage in it's original drama or in a musical. A Raisin in the Sun is a theatrical classic. It stars Sean Combs in the leading male role that Sidney Poitier immortalized in the film with Ruby Dee. In this version, Phylicia Rashad plays the family matriarch and Audra McDonald plays Ruby Dee's character. Those two performances are stellar and they both won Tony Awards for their performances on Broadway. The television film version is equally worth watching but it's too long at times. John Stamos plays the man who wants them not to move into their neighborhood. The film version is for today's audiences but it's too long despite it being faithful to the original.
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