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'A Raisin In The Sun': Family, Racism, And The American Dream On Thursday's Access Utah

Lyric Repertory Company

The New York Times calls A Raisin in the Sun “the play that changed American theater forever.” In this play, Hansberry - a pioneering, female, African-American playwright - covers issues of racism, discrimination, generational clashes, civil rights, and the women’s movement through the divergent dreams and conflicts within three generations of the Younger family. The Younger family’s heroic struggle to retain dignity in a harsh and changing world is a searing and timeless document of hope and inspiration.

Today on Access Utah, we're joined by cast members from the Lyric Repertory Company's current production of A Raisin in the Sun. Our guests include Kim James Bey, who plays Lena "Mama" Younger, Amanda Morris, who plays Beneatha Younger, and Jeremy Keith Hunter, who plays Walter Lee Younger. Tickets and more information can be found here

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