Sunday, February 24, 2008
This is the 1959 Lorraine Hansberry book and stage play, based upon the opening lines of Langston Hughes' famous poem "A Dream Deferred", will be brought to prime time TOMORROW! If you have never heard of/ever seen A Raisin in the Sun you MUST take time out to watch it!
It will air tomorrow Monday, Feb. 25th on ABC between 8pm-11pm EST and will include most of the cast from the most recent Broadway adaptation: Sean Combs, Phylicia Rashad, Sanaa Lathan, Audra Mcdonald and John Stamos.
I have always loved this play and enjoyed reading it in my youthful years! ;o)
But I also had the pleasure to see it on broadway in NY taking my group of teenage Girl Scouts in 2004. It was a priceless experience!
My recorder is SET! My knitting is ready! For this wonderful primetime!!
Would like to also share Langston Hughes' resounding Harlem poem that the play is based on, but is also perfect for this time of the year in recognizing Black History Month:
by Langston Hughes
What happens to a dream deferred?
Does it dry up like a raisin in the sun? Or fester like a sore— And then run? Does it stink like rotten meat? Or crust and sugar over— like a syrupy sweet?
Maybe it just sags like a heavy load.
Or does it explode?