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  A Raisin in the Sun at Pride Arts Center - The Buena

A Raisin in the Sun

Pride Arts Center - The Buena
4147 N. Broadway Chicago

Hansberry's drama of an African American family living on Chicago's south side in the 1950s.

Presented by Invictus Theatre Company

Thru - Mar 15, 2020

Mondays: 7:30pm
Thursdays: 7:30pm
Fridays: 7:30pm
Saturdays: 7:30pm
Sundays: 3:00pm

Price: $25

Show Type: Drama

  A Raisin in the Sun Reviews
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Chicago Reader - Highly Recommended

"...Hansberry crammed a lot of life into that small flat (the story is based in part on her own family's legal challenge to racist restrictive housing covenants), and Boseman's production goes for broke with heartfelt zest, spilling over the edge of Kevin Rolfs's appropriately tiny dingy set. On opening night, there were some moments where the actors didn't feel completely connected to each other, but it's clear that they know these characters' hurts and hopes to the bone, and I suspect the ensemble will grow even stronger over the run."
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Kerry Reid

Around The Town Chicago - Highly Recommended

"...The Invictus Theatre Company's production of "A Raisin in the Sun" does a remarkable job recreating the circumstances of an African-American family on Chicago's South Side sometime during the mid- to late-1950s. Nicely portrayed via wonderful acting, realistic scenic design and props, well-fashioned costumes, and highly accomplished directing by Aaron Reese Boseman, the characters reveal their hopes, ambitions, and struggles through frank discussions, all within the context of their home and family life. Each in their own way measures success in accordance with their ability (or inability) to live the American Dream, that is, attain opportunities for jobs and income and a decent living standard unrestricted by the color barrier."
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Julia W. Rath

Chicago On Stage - Somewhat Recommended

"...Invictus Theatre's A Raisin in the Sun is not a bad production; in fact in many ways it's quite a good one. It's just impossible to write an unequivocal recommendation of a show that continually rips the audience out of its scenes in ways that could and should have been avoided. If you go to see it, and you can ignore all of these issues, you'll find at its core a play with a lot of heart and a cast that deserved better."
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Karen Topham

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