Black Theatre Live


A Raisin in the Sun

by Lorraine Hansberry

''A Raisin in the Sun is the type of play I love - one with a domestic setting, universal themes and big emotions. Lorraine Hansberry was a visionary and a playwright I always introduce writers to - most recently our ‘Revolution Mix’ writers. Like all great playwrights Hansberry allows her characters to speak the truth in a way that transcends time and place.' Dawn Walton, Artistic Director EclipseTheatre

An Eclipse Theatre Company, Belgrade Theatre Coventry & Sheffield Theatres co-production, the nationtal tour of A Raisin in the Sun by Lorraine Hansberry

This intense family drama, written on the cusp of the civil rights era, sees the Younger family await the arrival of a cheque for a life changing $10,000. Driven to conflict as they encounter issues of inequality, housing and lack of opportunity that continue to resonate today, the play acts as a stark warning to anyone who measures happiness and personal worth in capital gain.