Monday, February 25, 2008
Must See TV: "A Raisin in the Sun"
Photo Courtesy of ABC
By now you all probably know that tonight is a must-see TV night because ABC is airing, "A Raisin in the Sun," this evening at 8:00 p.m EST.
Written by the prolific Lorraine Hansberry, "A Raisin in the Sun," was the first play written by an African-American woman to be produced on Broadway. It tells the story of a family living and struggling on Chicago 's South Side in the 1950s. A fiercely moving portrait of people whose hopes and dreams are constantly deferred.
I actually saw the play with the same cast back in 2004 when it was on Broadway. I remember being absolutely blown away by the entire cast's powerful performance, but especially by the surprising acting skills of Mr. Sean "Diddy" Combs. He is the true definition of an entertainer -- successful music producer, TV producer, rapper and now actor. Not to mention his clothing empire, Sean is definitely a mogul in every sense of the word. His talents are endless.
Be sure to watch him take on the small screen alongside Sanaa Lathan, Phylicia Rashad and Tony-award-winning actress Audra McDonald in this timeless and compelling story about family.