Saturday, January 28, 2012

February 24, 2012 -- Raisin in the Sun by Lorraine Hansberry

Location: Plaza Branch Library, Small Meeting Room
Address: 4801 Main Street, Kansas City, MO
Time: 7:00 PM

A Raisin in the Sun is a play by Lorraine Hansberry that debuted on Broadway in 1959. The title comes from the poem "Harlem" (also known as "A Dream Deferred") by Langston Hughes. The story is based upon a black family's experiences in the Washington Park Subdivision of Chicago's Woodlawn neighborhood.

Since it's a play it can be read in about an hour; so it's one of the shorter reads on our 2012 schedule.