Theater: Plays

'Awake & Sing'

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Company

Olney Theatre Center
Jason Loewith, artistic dir.; Christopher Youstra & Jason King Jones, associate artistic dirs.; Michelle Muntifering, casting assoc.; Kimberly Senior, dir.

Production Description

Casting the Olney Theatre Center's 2014 season to include "Awake & Sing," by Clifford Odets.

Rehearsal and Production Dates & Locations

Rehearsals begin Sept. 2, 2014; runs Sept. 24-Oct. 19, 2014 with a possible extension through Oct. 26 at the Mainstage in Olney, MD.

Compensation & Union Contract Details

Pays $638/wk. Equity COST Contract.

Auditions

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Synopsis

This 1935 play about a family in the Bronx during the Depression is an uneasy combination of political idealism and social realism in a domestic setting would affect the early plays of both Arthur Miller and Tennessee Williams. Bessie Berger may be one of the best female characters in the American canon—a tiger mom long before the term was coined, so desperate to keep her family together that she unwittingly tears it apart. Its language is so poetic in its specificity, and both that language and the story are fantastic counterpoints to Wilson’s near-contemporaneous "The Piano Lesson."