Overview


Synopsis

Raisin” takes place in 1950s Southside Chicago and revolves around a working class black family aspiring to a better life after the death of their father. Hope is sparked by the arrival of a $10,000 life insurance check. However, conflict ensues when mother and son want to spend the money in different ways. Walter Lee Younger Jr. wants to use the money to open a liquor business. For Mama Lena, however, the windfall means the opportunity to move out of the slums and finance daughter Beneatha's medical school education.


Characters

Female

Lead

Mezzo-Soprano

Male

Lead

Baritone

Female

Lead

Mezzo-Soprano



Show Information

Music:
Category
Musical
Number of Acts:
2 Acts
First Produced:
1973
Cast Size
medium
Casting Notes:
Mostly male cast
Includes young adult, adult, child, early teen, late teen, mature adult characters

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