A Raisin in the Sun
by Lorraine Hansberry
Considered one of the best plays ever written, "A Raisin in the Sun" debuted on Broadway in 1959 and is a story of a black family's experience in South Chicago post World War II. Walter's father has died, but the life insurance money left behind becomes a contentious issue within the family. Mama spends some of it on a downpayment on a house in a white neighborhood, then reluctantly gives the rest to her son Walter with the promise he will put aside $3000 for her daughter Beneatha's education. Water's desire for wealth goes sideways when his partner runs away with the inheritance money for his liquor store investment. The family is left in despair, but Walter has an idea of what can be done...