Review of 'A Raisin in the Sun' by Lorraine Hansberry
In the programme of this wonderfully vivacious production Bonnie Greer writes that 'Lorraine Hansberry was a middle class girl who understood the hopes and dreams of the black working class, because, in the end, she understood that we are one people.' What rubbish! This play jumps with the angry politics of class as well as race. Hansberry also wrote her characters with such confidence that the audience rolls between the comedy and impending disaster. We really do care how this is going to turn out.