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Sophie Okonedo and Anika Noni Rose in 'A Raisin in the Sun'

Tuesday, June 03, 2014

David Cromer, Bryce Clyde Jenkins, LaTanya Richardson Jackson, Anika Noni Rose, Denzel Washington, Sophie Okenedo in Lorraine Hansberry's 'A Raisin in the Sun,' at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre. David Cromer, Bryce Clyde Jenkins, LaTanya Richardson Jackson, Anika Noni Rose, Denzel Washington, Sophie Okenedo in Lorraine Hansberry's "A Raisin in the Sun," at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre. (Photo credit: Brigitte Lacombe/Lincoln Center Theater)

Academy Award-nominee Sophie Okonedo and Tony Award-winner Anika Noni Rose talk about their roles in Lorraine Hansberry’s “A Raisin in the Sun.” Originally produced in 1959, the play was the first written by an African American woman to be produced on Broadway, where it won the New York Drama Critics Circle Award for Best Play. Set on Chicago’s South Side, A Raisin in the Sun” revolves around the divergent dreams and conflicts within three generations of the Younger family. “A Raisin in the Sun” is playing at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre through June 15.

Guests:

Sophie Okonedo and Anika Noni Rose

Comments [2]

Carolyn Campbell

Is it just me or does anyone else feel that Denzel Washington is too old to be playing a father of a young son and a pregnant wife? Shouldn't young men be given the chance to play Walter Lee Younger?

Jun. 04 2014 06:27 PM
The Truth from Becky

Amazing Women, Amazing Actors both of you!

Jun. 03 2014 01:40 PM

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