Quintessence Theatre Group's Production Of AWAKE AND SING Extends
Quintessence Theatre Group, a professional theatre company located in the Mt. Airy neighborhood of Philadelphia, is proud to announce that it has extended their critically acclaimed production of Clifford Odets' classic drama AWAKE AND SING! Performances will now play until February 24 at The Sedgwick Theatre (7137 Germantown Avenue, Philadelphia).
The production has been featured in The Philadelphia Inquirer, NBC10, Broad Street Review, The Jewish Exponent, Philadelphia Gay News, and more. Lead by veteran stage and screen stars Lawrence Pressman and Buzz Roddy, the play tells the story of a Jewish family in New York City who struggles to survive the Great Depression. Three generations share a small Bronx apartment as each family member seeks individual happiness while doing his or her part to keep the family solvent. The experience and pragmatism of the parents are in conflict with the nostalgia of the grandfather and the dreams of their children. Full of humor, poetry, and drama, AWAKE AND SING! is an American classic of Chekhovian proportions and the finest play by Philadelphia native Clifford Odets.
Lawrence Pressman plays Jacob. Pressman has over 150 film and television credits, including Doogie Howser, M.D., Transparent, Hart of Dixie, Criminal Minds, and Mad Men, and was featured on Broadway in Woody Allen's Play It Again, Sam and Man in the Glass Booth, both directed by Harold Pinter. Mr. Pressman's nominations and awards include Ovation, Drama-Logue, Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle, Garland, Maddy, LA Weekly, GLAAD and Broadway's Theatre World Award.
Buzz Roddy is featured as Uncle Morty. Roddy's television and screen credits include The Deuce, Search Party, 30 Rock, Law & Order, The Blacklist, Blue Bloods, Younger, Jessica Jones and Seven Seconds, and Gotham, as well as the soon-to-be-released feature films A Nice Girl Like You, Windows of the World and Lost Girls. He has performed has all over the US and Europe for over 40 years.
Both Pressman and Roddy are joined by Bradley Mott (Myron Berger), Sabrina Profitt(Bessie Berger), Melody Ladd (Hennie), DJ Gleason (Ralph), Lee Cortopassi (Moe Axelrod), Trevor William Fayle (Sam Feinschreiber), and Steve Connor (Schlosser). The all-star ensemble will be directed by Max Shulman.