Awake and Sing! at NVA

When
      Past
    • Fri, Mar 17, 2017 – Sun, Apr 16, 2017 • Thurs / Fri / Sat 8pm | Matinee Sat 3 / Sun 2pm

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    Where New Village Arts - 2787 State St.
    Contact Name New Village Arts
    Contact Email info@newvillagearts.org
    CATEGORIES: Entertainment

    Stirring, Tony Award-Winning Immigrant Tale!

    Written by Clifford Odets | Directed by Kristianne Kurner
    Runs: March 25 - April 16, 2017
    Previews: March 17 - 24, 2017
    Opening Night: March 25, 2017
    Show Times: Thurs / Fri / Sat 8pm | Matinee Sat 3 / Sun 2pm

    Generally considered Clifford Odets' finest play, AWAKE AND SING! was originally performed by the notable Group Theater on Broadway in 1935. By turns starkly dramatic and vividly comic, it is the story of the Bergers, a lower-middle-class, three-generation Jewish family living in a Bronx apartment during the Depression. Odets, who described his play as "a struggle for life amid petty conditions," captures the frenetic, pressured existence in this crowded dwelling with robust authenticity.