The economic ravages of 1930s New York threaten to destroy the tenuous ties that bind the Berger family. Matriarch Besse Berger is willing to crush her children's dreams in order to keep the struggling clan in tact. But the irrepressible spirit of youth refuses to be extinguished in gifted social dramatist Clifford Odets's soaring ode to what is good and true in the American character. With Awake And Sing! A Noise Within continues its celebration of the great American classic.