The Younger family are living in a small apartment that fit them when they were half their number: their hopes, dreams and aspirations on hold for years within the four walls and around the kitchen table. But when a chance to change the course of their future emerges, the pressures of opportunity threaten to overwhelm them.
A ferocious portrayal of working class life on the cusp of the civil rights era, Hansberry’s landmark drama bursts with intense family conflict, racial politics and social consciousness.
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“Depicts poverty in the richest of detail... blistering, beautiful, trailblazing 1959 play... Intimately and meticulously drawn.”