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Lorraine Hansberry’s "A Raisin in the Sun"

My dear friend and mentor, Phylicia Rashad, will be starring in Lorraine Hansberry’s 1959 play, "A Raisin in the Sun," tonight at 8:00 pm (est) on ABC.

(This photo of us was taken backstage at Lincoln Center after Phylicia’s performance in Shakespeare’s Cymbeline.)

"They play the Youngers, a family trying to find their American dream while living on Chicago’s South Side in the 1950s. When Lena (Rashad) finally gets the $10,000 life insurance check she’s been waiting for, they have to work out how it gets spent." (
By Vanessa Juarez @EW.Com)   

A clip of Phylicia’s powerful performance was featured on Oprah last week leaving everyone with only one reaction – WOW! She’s alongside an all-star cast of great actors: Sanaa Lathan, Sean Combs, Audra McDonald and Justin Martin. After you watch this family drama, please feel free to leave your reactions in the comment section.


  1. kris bordessa says:

    I thought that was her on the commercial I glimpsed the other night. I just love her – and that’s only through the TV.

  2. Amy Bowllan says:

    She’s an inspiration to so many people, Kris. Thanks for the note.

  3. I saw the show and was astounded at the brilliance of her role in this show. She is an amazing actress and to me, the character she played illustrated the strength and influence of motherhood.

  4. She’s was excellent and so was everyone else. I really enjoyed this updated version of a classic story.