|For those who've seen the production, how does Tonya Pinkins playing having a stroke, something not at all in the text, work in the context of the play? Do the other characters truely not react in any way to this? Are lines/actions added to accomodate this choice?
I'm all for reinterpreting masterpieces, but I was also taught to have respect for the creator's intentions. And I think that, if Lorraine Hansberry had wanted Lena to have a stroke, she'd likely have written that.