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What popular musician starred in A Raisin in the Sun in 2004?

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Asked by: Brittany Stone

Sean CombsSean Combs (a.k.a. “P. Diddy”), Audra McDonald and Phylicia Rashad star in the Broadway revival of Lorraine Hansberry’s classic play A Raisin in the Sun.

What popular musician played in a raisin in the sun?

Diddy” Combs to Star in A Raisin in the Sun Revival Recording artist, fashion mogul and actor Sean “P. Diddy” Combs will make his Broadway debut this spring in a revival of the classic Lorraine Hansberry drama A Raisin in the Sun.

Where did the title Raisin in the Sun come from?

The play’s title is taken from “Harlem,” a poem by Langston Hughes, which examines the question “What happens to a dream deferred?/Does it dry up/like a raisin in the sun?” This penetrating psychological study of a working-class black family on the south side of Chicago in the late 1940s reflected Hansberry’s own

Is A Raisin in the Sun based on a true story?

The events of the play, which portrays an African-American family’s effort to improve their lives by buying a home in a racially restricted neighborhood, are based on true events to a degree not fully appreciated by many theatergoers (or at least this one).

Why was A Raisin in the Sun banned?

In 1979, the play’s circulation was restricted in a Utah school district when it was criticized by an anti-pornography group. In 2005, the play was challenged in an Illinois high school on the objection that it is degrading to African Americans.

What does the phrase Raisin in the Sun mean?

A Raisin in the Sun is essentially about dreams, as the main characters struggle to deal with the oppressive circumstances that rule their lives. The title of the play references a conjecture that Langston Hughes famously posed in a poem he wrote about dreams that were forgotten or put off.

What is Travis role in raisin in the sun?

Travis Younger
Walter and Ruth’s sheltered young son. Travis earns some money by carrying grocery bags and likes to play outside with other neighborhood children, but he has no bedroom and sleeps on the living-room sofa.

Who is the most important character in A Raisin in the Sun?


The protagonist of the play. Walter is a dreamer. He wants to be rich and devises plans to acquire wealth with his friends, particularly Willy Harris. When the play opens, he wants to invest his father’s insurance money in a new liquor store venture.

Who is the strongest character in A Raisin in the Sun?

Interestingly, Hansberry makes Mama, Lena Younger, the strongest character in the play. She always seems to have the right answers while the other characters do not.

Who does Walter Work for in A Raisin in the Sun?

Walter Lee Younger In his middle thirties, he is the husband of Ruth, father of Travis, brother of Beneatha, and son of Lena (Mama) Younger. Walter works as a chauffeur and drinks a bit too much at times.

How old is Walter in A Raisin in the Sun?

thirty-five years old

I’m thirty-five years old; I been married eleven years and I got a boy who sleeps in the living room.”