A Raisin in the Sun portrays a few weeks in the life of the Youngers, an African-American family living on the South Side of Chicago in the 1950s. Inspired by the poem "Harlem” by Langston Hughes, the story tells of a black family's experiences in the Washington Park Subdivision of Chicago's Woodlawn neighborhood as they attempt to "better" themselves with an insurance payout following the death of the father. The New York Drama Critics' Circle named it the best play of 1959.
Original Movie - 4:00pm
The original 1961 film starring Sidney Poitier, Ruby Dee, Claudia McNeil, Diana Sands, Roy Glenn and Louis Gosset, Jr.
2008 Television Remake - 7:00pm
The 2008 television film, based on the award winning Broadway revival starring Sean Combs, Audra McDonald, Phylicia Rashad, Sanaa Lathan and John Stamos.