Title Profile & Character Information

A Raisin in the Sun

Annotation
When it was first produced in 1959, A Raisin in the Sun was awarded the New York Drama Critics Circle Award for that season and hailed as a watershed in American drama. A pioneering work by an African-American playwright, the play was a radically new representation of black life. "A play that changed American theater forever."--The New York Times.

Awards
2012  Audie Award

Characters
NameYounger, Lena
GenderFemale
TraitsWidow
Mother
African American

NameYounger, Walter Lee
GenderMale
TraitsMarried
African American

NameYounger, Beneatha
GenderFemale
OccupationCollege student
TraitAfrican American

GenreFiction
Domestic
Sociological
Classic
TopicsHope
Racism
African American families
Widows
Hardship
Social classes
Financial problems
Moving
Loss
SettingChicago, Illinois
Illinois