A Raisin in the Sun

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A Raisin in the Sun is a play by American playwright 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 is based upon a black family's experiences in the Washington Park Subdivision of Chicago's Woodlawn neighborhood.

Performance history in South Africa

1992: Performed by students of the Wits School of Dramatic Art, directed by Maishe Maponya, in 1992, starring, among others, Lindani Nkosi. Set designed by Paul Roumanoff. Lighting designer: Adam Steyn assisted by Gerry Coughlan.

2003: A production as part of the Basha youth programme at the State Theatre was directed by Jerry Mofokeng.


Wikipedia [1]

Programme notes of the Wits production in 1992.

The Citizen, 21 August 1992.

The Star, 3 June 2003.

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