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Awake and Sing! – Extension Release

Odyssey Theatre EnsembleNEWS RELEASE

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Critically acclaimed revival of ‘Awake and Sing!’
extends again through Jan. 31


Awake and Sing! Extended through Jan. 31: Clifford Odets’ gritty, passionate, funny and heartbreaking masterpiece about the hopes and struggles of a lower-middle-class, three-generation Jewish family living in a Bronx apartment during the Great Depression continues to resonate 80 years after its 1935 premiere. Director Elina de Santos and lead actress Marilyn Fox return with a 20th anniversary revival of the smash Odyssey Theatre production that ran for nine months in 1994-95.

CRITIC’S CHOICE… A sensation is back, fiery as ever!” — F. Kathleen Foley, Los Angeles Times

A GEM OF A REVIVAL… expertly staged… perfectly cast… capture[s] our undivided attention” – Sylvie Drake, Cultural Weekly

HIGHLY RECOMMENDED… tour de force is too mild term… Odets’ voice rings brilliantly in every character under Elina de Santos’ deft direction.” — Michael Sheehan, On Stage Los Angeles

SIMPLY SMASHING… a revelation… vibrates with high stakes tension.” — Paul Myrvold’s Theatre Notes

RECOMMENDED EXCELLENT… director Elina de Santos helms this show with consummate perception and skill… powered by superb cast performances.” — Lovell Estell III, Stage Raw

STRONG. GRITTY. REAL. APPEALING. EMOTIONAL.… among the ‘Awake and Sing’s!’ out there, this is one for the books.” — MR Hunter, EyeSpyLA

• Written by Clifford Odets
• Directed by Elina de Santos
• Starring Richard Fancy, Marilyn Fox, Jason Huber, Robert Lesser, Dennis Madden, Jeff Marlow, Allan Miller, James Morosini, Melissa Paladino
• Produced by Ron Sossi and Beth Hogan
• Presented by Odyssey Theatre Ensemble, Ron Sossi, artistic director

Continues through Jan. 31 (dark Dec. 14-Jan. 7):
Thursdays at 8 p.m.: Nov. 19 ONLY
Fridays at 8 p.m.: Nov. 20*, 27; Dec. 4, 11; Jan. 8. 15*, 22, 29 (dark Dec. 18, 25 & Jan. 1)
Saturdays at 8 p.m.: Nov. 21, 28; Dec. 5, 12; Jan. 9, 16, 23, 30 (dark Dec. 19, 26 & Jan. 2)
Sundays at 2 p.m.: Nov. 22, 29; Dec. 6, 13; Jan. 10, 17, 24, 31 (dark Dec. 20, 27 & Jan. 3)
*The third Friday of every month is wine night at the Odyssey: enjoy complimentary wine and snacks and mingle with the cast after the show.
Post-performance discussion on Thursday, Nov. 19

Odyssey Theatre
2055 S. Sepulveda Blvd.
Los Angeles CA 90025

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$30$34 (reserved seating)
• Discounted tickets available for students and members of Equity/Sag for select performances.