"Feels so timely it might have been written yesterday."Chicago Sun-Times

In a cramped Bronx apartment, a working-class Jewish family dreams of a brighter future. Matriarch Bessie Berger's fierce determination keeps her family afloat, whatever the cost. Gritty, passionate, funny, and heartbreaking, Odets' 1935 masterpiece beautifully captures both the hopes and the struggles of an unforgettable American family.

Approximate run time: TBD

"Since her gorgeous, moving production of Luck of the Irish in 2011, I've wanted to bring director Melia Bensussen back to the Huntington to mount a classic. She has a great passion for Clifford Odets' work — Awake and Sing! was Melia's childhood, she once told me. Her talent for telling intimate family stories that play out on a broad social canvas makes now the perfect opportunity for her return."— Peter DuBois
"In Awake and Sing!, Clifford Odets beautifully captures the pains and challenges of all nuclear families living in times of social struggle and economic crisis. This great American play articulates the passions and dilemmas of American society and resonates with the same issues that challenge us today as we grapple to make meaning of our lives. It's a thrill to be back at the Huntington, and I look forward to us rediscovering the beauty and poetry of Odets' voice together."— Melia Bensussen

Video

  • Peter DuBois on Awake and Sing!

    Artistic Director Peter DuBois shares his insights and behind-the-scenes stories about the Huntington's upcoming production of Awake and Sing!

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Articles

Artists

  • Kevin FennessySchlosser
  • Michael GoldsmithRalph Berger
  • Will LeBowJacob
  • Eric T. MillerMoe Axelrod
  • Nael NacerSam Feinschreiber
  • Annie PurcellHennie Berger
  • Stephen SchnetzerUncle Morty
  • Lori WilnerBessie Berger
  • David WohlMyron Berger
  • Clifford OdetsPlaywright
  • Melia BensussenDirector
  • James NooneScenic Design
  • Michael KrassCostume Design
  • Brian J. LilienthalLighting Design
  • Rob Milburn & Michael BodeenSound Design
  • Alaine AlldafferCasting
  • Emily F. McMullenProduction Stage Manager)
  • Jeremiah MullaneStage Manager

Prices & Seating


Section
Performance Day AA A B C D
Friday, Saturday, Sunday &
Tuesday Preview, Wednesday matinee
$76 $61 $46 $36 $25
Sunday - Thursday evening;
Saturday matinee
$87 $72 $52 $40 $25
Friday & Saturday evening;
 Sunday matinee
$99 $83 $68 $53 $25

Prices may vary and are subject to change at any time.

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Discount Ticket Prices

  All Sections
Active Military and Veterans and Immediate Families
$15 with promo code MILITARY
Student (25 and under); Student matinee $15
Orchestra Section D (BU Theatre);
Last Row (Calderwood Pavilion at the BCA)
$25
BU Community $10 off
Seniors $5 off
35 Below (No AA)
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$25

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