Set in Greenwich Village in 1964, the show presents a landscape of rapid and constant change. The area is filled with idealists and bohemians of all types. Gathering these eclectic individuals in his apartment, Sidney Brustein delves deeper and deeper into the radical activism of the day. As he gets swept away analyzing these dangerous issues, however, he may find himself swept away from those closest to him, such as his wife, Iris. As the tension between them mounts, Sydney must decide whether he can watch passively from the sidelines.
By the famed author of A Raisin in the Sun, the play is directed by Obie Award winner Anne Kauffman. The cast features Chris Stack as Sidney Brustein, Diane Davis as Iris, Travis A. Knight as Alton, Kristen Magee as Gloria, Miriam Silverman as Mavis, Phillip Edward Van Lear as Max, Guy Van Swearingen as Wally O’Hara, and Grant James Varjas as David.
"Chicago native Lorraine Hansberry is, of course, best known for A Raisin in the Sun, her searing and revelatory portrait of the Younger family and its pursuit of the American dream," said artistic director Robert Falls. "Although the characters in her equally ambitious but rarely produced The Sign in Sidney Brustein’s Window occupy another place and time — Greenwich Village in the turbulent 1960s — they are also dreamers who yearn to secure their rightful place in the American landscape."
The creative team includes Kevin Depinet (set design), Alison Siple (costume design), Justin Townsend (lighting design), Mikhail Fiksel (sound design), and Briana Fahey (stage manager).
Performances will run through June 5.