A Raisin In The Sun at Arena Stage - Press Review

‘A Raisin in the Sun’ appearing at Arena Stage”

— http://www.fairfaxtimes.com/articles/a-raisin-in-the-sun-appearing-at-arena-stage/article_4854b6dc-1af4-11e7-98f0-bb0fe9bce37a.html

“The Nigerian Joseph Asagai, Bueka Uwemedimo creates gorgeous chemistry with the uncompromising Beneatha. He is written largely as a figure of hope and something of a speech-giver and in the wrong hands might come across as preachy. But Uwemedimo imbues him with such warmth and color and such believable fondness for Beneatha, he is instead the ideal vehicle through which Hansberry’s ideas can soar.”

— http://www.metroweekly.com/2017/04/arenas-raisin-sun-five-stars-review/

“(The play’s strongest voice of reason comes from the Nigerian character Asagai, a courtly suitor to Beneatha who is studying to be a doctor). Still, the audience listens with Beneatha’s eager ears as Asagai (a delightful Bueka Uwemedimo) brings perspective to the family’s calamities over the money.”

— https://www.washingtonpost.com/entertainment/theater_dance/a-plump-raisin-in-the-sun-at-arena/2017/04/10/db11cc4c-1baa-11e7-855e-4824bbb5d748_story.html

“Joseph Asagai’s “I live the answer!” retort and speech to Beneatha Younger, Lena’s daughter, was one of many highlights in the show. Bueka Uwemedimo’s Asagai was a well-crafted portrait of a wise, insightful young man.”

— http://dcmetrotheaterarts.com/2017/04/07/review-raisin-sun-arena-stage-mead-center-american-theater/

“The entire cast delivers some of the greatest acting I have witnessed in the DC Metro area, and this is where “A Raisin in the Sun” truly shines.”

— https://mdtheatreguide.com/2017/04/theatre-review-a-raisin-in-the-sun-at-arena-stage/