A Raisin in the Sun Pdf is a play authored by a renowned American playwright, and writer Lorraine Hansberry, who debuted on Broadway in 1959 as the first African-American woman.

It is considered one of her greatest works ever produced.

It was named best play of 1959 by the New York Drama critics and considered one of the best plays ever written.

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The plot of this play focuses on a Black family’s experiences in southern Chicago as they strive to improve their family’s financial situation following the father’s death with an insurance payout.

Walter and Ruth Younger, their son Travis, Walter’s mother Lena, and his younger sister Beneatha live in poverty in a miserable bedroom apartment on Chicago’s Southern Side.

Walter is struggling hard to sustain a living as a limousine driver.

Though his wife, Ruth, is satisfied with their condition, Walter is not and severely wishes to become rich.

He plans for investment in a liquor store in partnership with his friends Willy and Bobo.

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Authored by Lorraine Hansberry
Date premiered 11 March, 1959
Place premiered Ethel Barrymore Theatre
Main Characters
  • Walter Younger
  • Ruth Younger
  • Travis Younger
  • Beneatha Younger
  • Lena Younger
  • George Murchison
  • Joseph Asagai
  • Karl Lindner
  • Moving Men
  • Mrs. Johnson
Pdf File Size 651 Kb