A Raisin in the Sun
Theatre: Royale
Status: Closed
(March 30, 2004 - July 11, 2004 )
  • Preview: March 30, 2004
  • Open: April 26, 2004
  • Close: July 11, 2004
Play - Revival
Running Time: 2hrs 50mins

"A Raisin in the Sun," centers on the Youngers, an African-American family whose death of the father has provided an opportunity to receive an insurance check. The family consists of Mama; Walter Lee and his wife Ruth and their son; and Beneatha, the daughter. The insurance check is for $10,000 and each family member has their own idea of what should be done with the money presenting a clash over dreams. Each member has a dream but don't have the money to fulfill it. Mama uses part of the money to keep the family together, entrusting Walter Lee to be the head of the household with the rest. But Walter Lee squanders it, forcing the family to reconsider their plans of moving into a house. However, their desire for something better prompts them to move forward emotionally.

For The Record:

 

“A Raisin in the Sun” originally opened on Mar 11, 1959 at the Ethel Barrymore under the auspices of Philip Rose & David J Cogan. Lloyd Richards directed a cast which included Sidney Poitier, Ruby Dee, Louis Gossett, Claudia McNeil & Diana Sands.

Total Gross: $7,941,028
Average Weekly Gross: $529,402
Total Gross Potential: 84%
Total Attendance: 116,327
Average Weekly Attendance: 90%

Cast

Walter Lee Younger 03/30/2004 - 07/11/2004
Ruth Younger 03/30/2004 - 07/11/2004
Lena Younger 03/30/2004 - 07/11/2004
Beneatha Younger 03/30/2004 - 07/11/2004
Travis Younger 03/30/2004 - 07/11/2004
Joseph Asagai 03/30/2004 - 07/11/2004
George Murchison 03/30/2004 - 07/11/2004
Bobo 03/30/2004 - 07/11/2004
Karl Lindner 03/30/2004 - 07/11/2004
Moving Men 03/30/2004 - 07/11/2004