Saturday, March 6, 2010
Andy Berkovsky's images of cast of A Raisin in the Sun, received directly:
“What happens to a dream deferred? Does it dry up like a raisin in the sun?” - Langston Hughes
A recent widow, Lena Younger wants to use her husband's insurance money to buy a home for her family, freeing them from the cramped tenement in which they live. Her son, Walter Lee is determined to invest the money in a business - an opportunity for him to be his own man. Lena refuses; in her eyes a house is a sturdy thing to build a dream on. But when a white representative of the neighborhood "welcoming committee" presents them with an offer to buy them out of their home, the dream quickly becomes a nightmare. The Younger family attempts to find his or her place amidst a number of difficult situations and Walter Lee for the first time begins to value what money can’t buy, and in the process achieves a new level of self respect and pride.
[MacArthur Moore as Walter Lee Younger, Michelle Alexander as his mother Lean]
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