A Raisin in the Sun is a play about the Youngers, a lower-class black family living on the South Side of Chicago in the 1950s. They are about to receive an insurance check for $10,000 from the deceased Mr. Younger’s life insurance policy. The money is life changing and tensions rise over how to best use the money. On the surface it tells the story of a lower-class family's struggle to gain middle-class acceptance. But this play is also about family and dreams; what it means to dream big, to lose faith in your dreams, and to discover new dreams.