NAATCO Will Launch Season with Clifford Odets' Awake & Sing!; Casting Announced

News   NAATCO Will Launch Season with Clifford Odets' Awake & Sing!; Casting Announced
 
The Obie-winning NAATCO, National Asian American Theater Company, will kick off its 24th season with Clifford Odets' Awake & Sing!, which will play Walker Space Aug. 16-Sept. 8 with an official opening Aug. 21.

Directed by Stephen Fried, the all-Asian American cast will include Sanjit de Silva, Mel Duane Gionson, Andrew Ramcharan Guilarte, Mia Katigbak, Teresa Avia Lim, Jon Norman Schneider, David Shih, Alok Tewari and Henry Yuk.

Awake and Sing! premiered on Broadway in 1935, performed by the Group Theater. It is the story of the "Bergers, a lower middle class, three-generation Jewish family living in a Bronx apartment during the Depression," according to press notes.

The production will have scenic design by Anshuman Bhatia, costume design by Moria Clinton, lighting design by Gina Scherr and sound design by Toby Algya.

NAATCO was the recipient of the 2012-13 Lucille Lortel Award from the League of Professional Theatre Women for their work “highlighting the multi- and intercultural dynamics of our society” and the 2006 Rosetta LeNoire Award from Actors' Equity Association in recognition of its contribution toward increasing diversity and non-traditional casting in American theatre.

Show times will be Monday-Saturday at 7 PM. Special matinees are scheduled for Sept. 7-8 at 2 PM. Walker Space is located at 46 Walker St. Tickets are $25. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit www.naatco.org or call (866) 811-4111.

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