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Archive for Clifford Odets

AWAKE AND SING at the Odyssey Theatre


Photo by Ron Sossi

Melinda Schupmann – Arts In LA

When Awake and Sing! was produced in 1935, it was a transformative experience for theatergoers. Playwright Clifford Odets was an early member of the Group Theatre in New York, a lab for Stanislavski’s system of acting with a shared commitment among the collective for social change through theater. Read more…

Now running through November 29.


AWAKE AND SING at the Group Rep

Neal Weaver  – LA Weekly

The legendary 1935 production of this Clifford Odets play has been credited with establishing the Group Theatre’s reputation, electrifying the Broadway of its time, and changing the very nature of American acting for generations. It has become a high-water mark against which any subsequent production is measured. This rendition, directed by Larry Eisenberg, is a solid and respectable effort, if not an overly exciting one.

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Now running through November 3.