(Community Matters) The first act was among the best theater I’ve ever seen. The second act was good but a bit shallow. From our conversation after, realizing it might have been intentionally dumbed down. Steven felt very uncomfortable about the contemporary racial tension portrayed; I felt they sugar coated.
Tony Award- Best Play: A white community in 1950′s Chicago frets about the African-American family about to move in. Fast-forward to the present day, and the same house represents very different demographics. Climbing through the looking-glass of Lorraine Hansberry’s classic A Raisin in the Sun, these contemporary characters explode into caustic comedy to reveal how far our ideas of race and gentrification have changed – or have they?