Darlene Ortega's review for the Portland Observer of the Oregon Shakespeare Festival production of Lorraine Hansberry's The Sign in SIdney Brustein's WIndow notes that, "The play is so far ahead of its time that I wonder if we are ready even now for the prophetic insight of Ms. Hansberry, so famously young, gifted, and black. But I'm grateful that the Oregon Shakespeare Festival has gone to the trouble to offer us this opportunity."
The bottom line in David Rooney's review of A Raisin in the Sun for the Hollywood reporter: The charged emotions and earthy humor of Lorraine Hansberry's 1959 play remain undimmed.
"If the world is engaged in a dispute between survival and destruction...then we, as members of the human race, must address ourselves to that dispute."
"Never, never again must the Negro people pay the price that they have paid for allowing their oppressor to say who is or is not a fit leader of our cause."
"Quite simply and quietly as I know how to say it: I am sick of poverty, lynching, stupid wars and the universal mal-treatment of my people..."