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This show closed on May 7, 2017
Lorraine Hansberry's groundbreaking masterpiece follows the Younger family yearning for a better life far from the cramped confines of their Chicago tenement. Hope arrives in the form of an unexpected financial windfall, but when they realize they have differing definitions of the American dream, which dreams get realized and which deferred?
Arena Stage
1101 Sixth Street SW
WashingtonDC 20024
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Running time
2hr 45min (incl. one 15-minute intermission)
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Recommended for ages 14 and up
Critic reviews
Its earnest heartiness inarguably wraps the audience in a warm embrace.
Washington Post