A Raisin In The Sun
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★★★★ "Lorraine Hansberry's "A Raisin in the Sun" is, surely, the greatest Chicago play. Oh, there are other contenders — "The Front Page," this town's namesake musical, even "Clybourne Park," a Pulitzer Prize-winning drama that riffs on Hansberry's 1959 masterpiece. But viewed on the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.'s declaration of "I Have a Dream" in an immersive, intimate, visceral, local, emotional, superbly acted production from Ron OJ Parson at the TimeLine Theatre, there really is no contest. It ripples with the complexities of all that is Chicago: It references its street corners; the promise of freedom and economic progress it held for southern blacks of a generation barely removed from slavery; the civic glue of its families; its many heartbreaks; the pride of all its citizens in their neighborhoods and their communities; and the huge possibilities and crippling dangers thereof. More than anything, "Raisin" understands the essential restlessness of Chicago, a city that attracts just that kind of leader." - Chris Jones, [Read the full review](http://www.chicagotribune.com/entertainment/theater/theaterloop/ct-ott-0830-raisin-sun-review-20130830,0,4214570.column)