“Once upon a time, freedom used to be life — now it’s money. I guess the world really do change,” proclaims Mama, portrayed by Kathryn Hunter-Williams.
“No, it was always money, Mama,” insists Walter Lee Younger, played by Mikaal Sulaiman. “We just didn’t know about it.”
“A Raisin in the Sun” and “Clybourne Park”
PlayMakers’ Repertory Company
Performance: Saturday at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
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The play, written by Lorraine Hansberry in 1959, portrays the Youngers, a black family attempting to purchase a home in an all-white neighborhood in Chicago while struggling to balance personal dreams with family loyalty.
The production is directed by Raelle Myrick-Hodges and pays tribute to the themes of deferred dreams and family conflict with character portrayals that transcend the gap between the ’50s and now.