The Public and NAATCO's Awake and Sing! extends run

The Public Theater and NAATCO's (The National Asian American Theatre Company) drama Awake and Sing!, written by Clifford Odets, which began previews at The Public's Shiva Theater on 6 July 2015 and officially opened on 13 July, has extended its limited engagement by one week. It will now play its final performance on 8 August 2015.

Synopsis: "This is the story of the Bergers, a lower middle class, three-generation Jewish family living in a Bronx apartment during the Depression. The play recalls that this country was founded as the land of opportunity for immigrants who came with an enduring belief in the American dream. Clifford Odets' characters are all the parents, grandparents, and children who sought refuge and forged new lives. Families like these from around the world continue to make their way here every day, making the piece as timely today as it was when it was first written."

Directed by Stephen Brown-Fried, the cast of Awake and Sing! includes Mia Katigbak, Sanjit De Silva, Mel Duane Gionson, Teresa Avia Lim, James Saito, Jon Norman Schneider, David Shih, Alok Tewari, and Henry Yuk.

The creative team features scenic design by Anshuman Bhatia, lighting design by Gina Scherr, costume design by Alexae Visel, and sound design by Toby Jaguar Algya.

- by Tom Millward