Awake and Sing!
by Clifford Odets
directed by Lou Contey
12 - December 8, 2002*
(previews October 8 - 11)
Thursday, Friday, Saturday - 8:00pm
Sunday - 2:00pm
Clifford Odets’ masterpiece
is as robust, emotional and gritty as the Great Depression
itself. As Odets describes it, each of the characters share
a fundamental activity — a struggle for life amidst
petty conditions. Crowded together in a cramped Bronx tenement
and laid low by the Great Depression, this moving portrait
of a Jewish family is both funny and heartbreaking as they
cope with survival and cling to dreams of a brighter future.