Awake and Sing!

Opened Sep 6, 2007
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Michael Attenborough, the Almeida's Artistic Director, directs Stockard Channing in Clifford Odets' Awake and Sing! Starkly dramatic and vividly comic, Awake and Sing! tells the story of the Bergers, a lower-middle-class, three-generation Jewish family living in a Bronx apartment during the1930s. The family, ruled over by strong-willed matriarch Bessie, long for a better world for themselves. True to life in his depiction of the extreme economic hardships confronted by working-class immigrant families during the 1930s, Odets documents their travails and their hopes, capturing the frenetic, pressured existence in this crowded home.

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