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.
Stockard Channing, Trevor Cooper, Kieron Jecchinis, Paul Jesson, Nigel Lindsay, John Lloyd Fillingham, John Rogan, Ben Turner, Jodie Whittaker
Director - Michael Attenborough
Producer - Almeida Theatre
Author - Clifford Odets
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