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The Sunday Play: A Raisin in the Sun


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By Lorraine Hansberry.
When this play opened on Broadway in 1959, it made the playwright an instant celebrity. It was the first serious work by an African American to hit the mainstream. The Younger family live in Chicago's
Southside. They dream of a better life and are about to come into money. Some of their dreams can be realised, but not all.
Director Claire Grove


Unknown: Lorraine Hansberry.
Director: Claire Grove
Mama: Claire Benedict
Walter Lee: Ray Shell
Ruth: Pat Bowie
Beneatha: Lachelle Carl
Travis: Garren Givens
Joseph Asagai: Akim Mogaji
George Murchison: Ray Fearon
Karl Lindner: John Sharion
Bobo: Dean Hill

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The Sunday Play: A Raisin in the Sun

BBC Radio 3, 3 March 1996 19.30

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