Awake and Sing!

Performance Dates

Odets’ 1935 play follows the Bergers, a Jewish family from the Bronx trying to make ends meet during the Depression. The family’s matriarch Bessie – one of the most spectacular roles in the American canon – will stop at nothing to keep her family together… even if it means ripping her children’s dreams apart.  (Recommended for ages 12 and up)

Production Information

Approximate Running Time
120 minutes


Bessie Berger
Hennie Berger
Ralph Berger
Myron Berger
Uncle Morty/Schlosser
Moe Axelrod
Sam Feinschreiber

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