A Raisin in the Sun Revisited: The Raisin Cycle at Center Stage

A Raisin in the Sun Revisited: The Raisin Cycle at Center Stage

Fri, 12/06/2013 - 9:00pm

Pictured: Jessica Frances Dukes and Charlie Hudson, III, in CENTERSTAGE's production of Beneatha's Place by Kwame Kwei-Armah, directed by Derrick Sanders.


Credit: Courtesy of Richard Anderson


Lorraine Hansberry’s groundbreaking 1959 drama, A Raisin in the Sun, was the first Broadway play to depict the strength and humanity of an African-American family striving for a piece of the American dream by buying a house in a white working-class neighborhood in Chicago. More than 50 years later, playwright Bruce Norris created Clybourne Park, a sardonic Pulitzer Prize-winning prequel and sequel that takes place in the same Chicago house and revisits the questions of race, real estate and gentrification in America. A Raisin in the Sun Revisited: The Raisin Cycle at Center Stage airs Friday, December 6 at 9 p.m. on WXXI-TV.

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