A Raisin in the Sun: An Interview with Director Woodie King, Jr.
When it opened on Broadway in 1959, the now-classic play, "A Raisin in the Sun" was the first to have a black principal cast, director and playwright. Lorraine Hansberry's play takes place in 1950's Chicago, focusing on a black family buying and attempting to make a home in an all-white neighborhood. The Clarence Brown Theatre at the University of Tennessee is putting on a new production of the play. Chrissy Keuper speaks with director Woodie King, Jr. about the play and the era in which it was written.