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Sanjit De Silva, Mel Duane Gionson, Mia Katigbak,
Teresa Avia Lim, Andrew Ramcharan Guilarte, Jon Norman Schneider,
David Shih, Alok Tewari, Henry Yuk
Set design: Anshuman Bhatia
Costume Design: Moria Clinton
Lighting Design: Gina Scherr
Sound Design: Toby Algya
Postcard Design: Barrett Brown
Dialect Coach: Charley Layton
Production Stage Manager: David Beller
Assistant Director: Stephanie Johnson
Assistant Stage Manager: Belén Ferrer
Previews: August 16 - 20, 2013
Run: August 21 - September 8, 2013
Performances: Tuesday - Saturday 7:00pm
Monday 8/19 at 7:00pm
Matinees 9/7 and 9/8 at 2:00pm
Student rush tickets for $10 available 1/2 hour before curtain, subject to availability.
or call 866-811-4111
Box office opens one hour before performance
(Cash or check only at the box office)
46 Walker Street, New York, NY
Franklin St (1)
Canal Street (J, M, Z, N, Q, R, W, 6)
Canal-Church Sts (A, C, E)
easily makes the point that ethnicity is transcended by the humanity
of frightened, imperfect people facing unpleasant realities.
Theatergoers deserve to hear great plays as they were originally
performed, especially in productions like this.
New York Times
Awake and Sing!
is especially fresh in the new revival from National Asian American
Theatre Company at Walkerspace, directed with precise raucousness by
Stephen Fried. Jon Norman Schneider, is a guileless marvel...Teresa
Avia Lim is terrifically moving.
Awake and Sing!
allows for some truly fine ensemble work. Alok Tewari is quite
touching as the Marxist grandfather Jacob. His frustrated
grandchildren [are] played with impassioned conviction by Jon Norman
Schneider and Teresa Avia Lim. Sanjit De Silva is rock solid as Moe
Axelrod, the renegade border who helps them to cut their familial
bonds. And Mia Katigbak is masterful, evoking Bessie as both a
villain and tragic figure.
NY1 On Stage
The all-Asian cast
gives splendid performances as the Jewish clan, a conceit that lends
additional insight into the general themes of poverty, class, and
pride, resulting in a more universal scope. This production of Awake
and Sing! is very rich indeed.
This Week in New York
drama may be old-fashioned, but it's moving, and it still feels
relevant. Under the direction of Stephen Fried, the performances are
The New Yorker
Bessie and Jacob (Mia Katigbak and Alok Tewari)
Bessie, Jacob and Morty (Mia Katigbak, Alok Tewari and Andrew Ramcharan Guilarte)
Hennie (Teresa Avia Lim)
Jacob (Alok Tewari)
Jacob and Morty (Alok Tewari and Andrew Ramcharan Guilarte)
Jacob and Ralph (Alok Tewari and Jon Norman Schneider)
Myron (Henry Yuk)
Myron and Moe (Henry Yuk and Sanjit De Silva)
Ralph, Jacob and Morty (Jon Norman Schneider, Alok Tewari and Andrew Ramcharan Guilarte)
Ralph and Myron (Jon Norman Schneider and Henry Yuk)
The Berger Family
Production photographs by William P. Steele
This production is made possible in part by public funds from the National Endowment for the Arts.
All actors and the production stage manager appearing courtesy of Actors Equity