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"AWAKE AND SING!" by Clifford Odets

"AWAKE AND SING!" by Clifford Odets


Clifford Odets


The Public Theater: 425 Lafayette Street, New York NY


Monday, July 6, 2015 - 7:00pm
Tuesday, July 7, 2015 - 7:00pm
Wednesday, July 8, 2015 - 7:00pm
Thursday, July 9, 2015 - 7:00pm
Friday, July 10, 2015 - 7:00pm
Saturday, July 11, 2015 - 2:00pm, 7:00pm
Monday, July 13, 2015 - 7:00pm
Tuesday, July 14, 2015 - 7:00pm
Wednesday, July 15, 2015 - 7:00pm
Thursday, July 16, 2015 - 7:00pm
Friday, July 17, 2015 - 7:00pm
Saturday, July 18, 2015 - 2:00pm, 7:00pm
Monday, July 20, 2015 - 7:00pm
Tuesday, July 21, 2015 - 7:00pm
Wednesday, July 22, 2015 - 7:00pm
Thursday, July 23, 2015 - 7:00pm
Friday, July 24, 2015 - 7:00pm
Saturday, July 25, 2015 - 2:00pm, 7:00pm
Monday, July 27, 2015 - 7:00pm
Tuesday, July 28, 2015 - 7:00pm
Wednesday, July 29, 2015 - 7:00pm
Thursday, July 30, 2015 - 7:00pm
Friday, July 31, 2015 - 7:00pm
Saturday, August 1, 2015 - 2:00pm, 7:00pm



Clifford Odets

Considered Clifford Odets's finest play, AWAKE AND SING! premiered on Broadway in 1935, performed by the Group Theater. It is the story of the Bergers, a lower middle class, three-generation Jewish family living in a Bronx apartment during the Depression. Odets described it as "a struggle for life amid petty conditions," capturing a frenetic, pressured existence in this crowded dwelling with robust authenticity. The play recalls that this country was founded as the land of opportunity for immigrants who came with an enduring belief in the American dream. Odets's characters are all the parents, grandparents, and children who sought refuge and forged new lives. Families like these from around the world continue to make their way here every day, making Awake & Sing! as timely today as it was when it was first written.

The National Asian American Theatre Company will kick off its 25th Season in residency at The Public with this classic Odets drama. Stephen Brown-Fried directs an all-Asian American cast that includes Mia Katigbak recreating her OBIE Award-winning role as matriarch Bessie along with Sanjit De Silva, Mel Duane Gionson, Teresa Avia Lim, James Saito, Jon Norman Schneider, David Shih, Alok Tewari, and Henry Yuk.


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