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John Kani Theatre at The Mar­ket, Joburg Tick­ets R90 to R140 at com­puticket.com Runs till Fe­bru­ary 28 African-Amer­i­can play­wright Lor­raine Hans­berry – who ap­par­ently in­spired Nina Si­mone’s To Be Young, Gifted And Black – is get­ting the South African treat­ment.

Her much-lauded work A Raisin in the Sun, which was the first play by a black woman to be per­formed on Broad­way, will be staged at The Mar­ket theatre un­der the di­rec­tor­ship of James Ngcobo.

It’s a look into the life of a black fam­ily in the US – and a play that will leave au­di­ences ques­tion­ing whether so­cioe­co­nomic con­di­tions for African-Amer­i­cans have re­ally changed.

This work, by cour­tesy of the US and SA em­bassies, is sure to make for a mem­o­rable evening out.

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