On L.A. Theatre Works this week, this new recording of Lorraine Hansberry’s classic play chronicles a working-class African American family struggling to maintain dignity in a harsh world. With her late husband’s insurance money finally in hand, Mama Lena dreams of moving to a better home. However, her children have other plans: Walter Lee wants to buy a liquor store, and Beneatha wants to go to medical school. What happens when family dreams drastically diverge? A Raisin in the Sun is a seminal American drama and a heroic testament to hope
An L.A. Theatre Works full-cast performance featuring:
Judyann Elder as Lena Younger
James Gleason as Karl Lindner
Noah Gray-Cabey as Travis Younger
Corey Hawkins as Walter Lee Younger
Deidrie Henry as Ruth Younger
Terrell Tilford as George Murchison
Rutina Wesley as Beneatha Younger
Mirron E. Willis as Joseph Asagai/Bobo
Directed by Lou Bellamy.
Recorded before a live audience.