Play directory : A Raisin In The Sun

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  • Author
    Lorraine Hansberry
  • Setting
    Chicago 1950s
  • Overview
    A Raisin in the Sun portrays a few weeks in the life of the Younger's, an African-American family living on the South Side of Chicago in the 1950s. When the play opens, the Youngers are about to receive an insurance check for $10,000. This money comes from the deceased Mr. Younger’s life insurance policy. Each of the adult members of the family has an idea as to what he or she would like to do with this money and tensions erupt.