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Date: Nov 15, 2010
Hofstra University Department of Drama and Dance Presents "Awake and Sing!"
By Clifford Odets, Through November 21, Black Box Theater, New Academic Building
Hofstra University, Hempstead, NY … Hofstra University’s Department of Drama and Dance presents Clifford Odets’ Awake and Sing! at the Black Box Theater in the New Academic Building, Friday, November 12 and 19 at 8 p.m.; Saturday, November 13 and 20 at 8 p.m.; Sunday, November 14 and 21 at 2 p.m.; and Thursday, November 18 at 8 p.m.
Tickets are $10; $8 for senior citizens (over 65) or matriculated, non-Hofstra students with I.D. Members of the Hofstra community receive two free tickets upon presentation of a current HofstraCard. For tickets and more information call the Hofstra Box Office at (516) 463-6644, Monday through Friday, 11 a.m. to 3:45 p.m.
As part of Hofstra University’s 75th anniversary celebration, Awake and Sing! commemorates Hofstra’s beginnings. Produced by the Group Theatre, the play premiered on Broadway at the Belasco Theatre on February 19, 1935 – the same year in which Hofstra opened its doors. Directed by Harold Clurman, the cast starred Luther Adler, Stella Adler, Morris Carnovsky and Sanford Meisner. It was revived off-Broadway in 1970, 1979, 1993, and 1995 and on Broadway in 1938, 1939, 1984 and 2007. This 2010 production at Hofstra is directed by Professor James Kolb.
Most critics consider Awake and Sing! to be Clifford Odets’ best play. The plot examines three generations of a Jewish family living in the Bronx as they struggle to survive during the Great Depression. Children, parents, a grandparent, and outsiders clash over issues of jobs, money, politics, revolution, war, and the American dream. Is there room for beauty, music, idealism in a world seemingly on the brink of destruction?
For more information visit www.hofstra.edu/drama-dance and click “Upcoming Season.”
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Senior Alex Rose as “Bessie” and sophomore Max Baudisch plays “Ralph.
Senior Lauryn Hamel as “Hennie”; senior Paul Tiesler as “Jacob”; and senior Rich Traub as “Uncle Morty.”
Senior Lauryn Hamel as “Hennie” and senior Rich Traub as “Uncle Morty.”
Senior Paul Tiesler as “Jacob” with sophomore Max Baudisch as “Ralph.
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