A Raisin in the Sun

Another good soulpepper production. I went expecting to see another variation on the theme of American race relations in the 60’s ( a la Palmer Park) so was pleasantly surprised to find that the play is really about families and the destructive relations that develop even in the families with the best of intentions.
Very strong play that is universal in subject matter and while definitely a product of it’s time, this one should last for a long time.
Alison Sealy-Smith was great as the matriarch who has never let her son grow up. Charles Officer and Abena Malika and Cara Ricketts all gave strong performances as the younger generation.
I recognised Awaovieyi Agie, but did not connect him to Hotel Babylon which seems to be the only over thing I have seen him in – just shows that watching British soaps is a good thing!

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About cathyriggall

Theatre junkie, who thinks live theatre is the ultimate form of living on the edge. You never know what will happen when an actor steps on the stage.
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One Response to A Raisin in the Sun

  1. Keith says:

    I agree, it is much more of a real play than Palmer Park.I couldn’t decide whether to be more pissed off at the son for not growing up, or the mother for not letting him! The fact that I cared is a very good sign!Soulpepper seems much stronger this year; I don’t know what has re-galvanized them, but we are now seeing the kind of productions you’d expect from the actors and directors involved.

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