Set on Chicago's South Side, the plot revolves around the divergent dreams and conflicts within three generations of the Younger family: son Walter Lee, his wife Ruth, his sister Beneatha, his son Travis and matriarch Lena. When her deceased husband's insurance money comes through, Mama Lena dreams of moving to a new home and a better neighbourhood in Chicago.
Walter Lee, a chauffeur, has other plans, however: buying a liquor store and being his own man.
Beneatha dreams of medical school. The tensions and prejudice they face form this seminal American drama.
Sacrifice, trust and love among the Younger family and their heroic struggle to retain dignity in a harsh and changing world is a searing and timeless document of hope and inspiration.