Lincoln Center Theatre presents, the story of the Bergers, a lower-middle-class, three-generation Jewish family living in a Bronx apartment during the Depression. More…
The Berger family members and their boarder, Moe Axelrod, all 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 Depression, Odets documents their travails and their hopes, concluding ‘Awake and Sing!’ on an optimistic if ambiguous note.
See it if you like a great story, incredibly well acted by, among others, a young Mark Ruffalo. Maybe the best straight play I ever saw on Broadway.
Don't see it if you don't like family dramas.
See it if You have never seen this classic play. This production starred Lauren Ambrose, Mark Ruffalo, Pable Shreiber, Ben Gazzara and Zoe Wanamaker.
Don't see it if I went to the opening night of this show. Very memorable. This one has stuck in my mind all these years (I saw it in April, 2006).