Clifford Odets’ “Awake and Sing!” — a 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.
Culture Spot LA readers can win a pair of free tickets to the show on Sunday, Sept. 27, at 5 p.m. Email firstname.lastname@example.org with Odyssey in the subject line.
“Awake and Sing!” runs Sept. 26 through Jan. 31 at the Odyssey Theatre, 2055 S. Sepulveda Blvd., LA 90025. Show times are Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m., Sundays at 2 p.m., select Wednesdays and Thursdays at 8 p.m. 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. Call (310) 477-2055, ext. 2, or visit www.OdysseyTheatre.com.