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Lorraine Hansberry’s ‘A Raisin in the Sun’ dazzles at TimeLine

Walter Lee Younger (Jerod Haynes right) his wife Ruth (Toni Martin) try work through their troubles TimeLine Theatre's productiLorraine Hansberry's

Walter Lee Younger (Jerod Haynes, right) and his wife Ruth (Toni Martin) try to work through their troubles in TimeLine Theatre's production of Lorraine Hansberry's A RAISIN IN THE SUN, directed by Ron OJ Parson, running August 20 - November 17, 2013 at TimeLine Theatre, 615 W. Wellington Ave., Chicago. Photo by Lara Goetsch.

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Updated: August 29, 2013 4:20PM

Chicago-bred playwright Lorraine Hansberry was just 29 when saw her career-making work, “A Raisin in the Sun,” become the first play by an African-American woman to be produced on Broadway in 1959. Watching “A Raisin in the Sun” now, particularly the volcanic production at TimeLine Theatre, you can only weep for all the additional work that “might have been.”

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