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Black family struggles to rise in ‘A Raisin in the Sun’ play

First produced on Broadway in 1959  and recognized as a classic today, Lorraine Hansberry’s play about a black family seeking its way up the ladder of success in search of the American dream can still move audiences.

It also affects the actors playing the major roles in “A Raisin in the Sun” in the Eastern Nazarene College theater department’s production next week, said director Tara Brooke Watkins. 

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