In a cramped Bronx apartment, a working-class Jewish family dreams of a brighter future. Matriarch Bessie Berger’s fierce determination keeps her family afloat, whatever the cost. Gritty, passionate, funny, and heartbreaking, Clifford Odets’ 1935 masterpiece beautifully captures both the hopes and the struggles of an unforgettable American family. Directed by Melia Bensussen. Stuart Hecht.
Join the New Center after the matinee performance of the play to explore the context and significance of this classic play with Stuart J. Hecht, Associate Professor of Theater at Boston College and editor of the New England Theater Journal. He is the author of Transposing Broadway: Jews, Assimilation, and the American Musical which will be published in paperback in October. The New Center is proud to partner with the Huntington’s Humanities Forum for this production. Huntington subscribers may want to contact the box office to change their tickets for the November 23rd matinee and participate in the conversation following the performance.
Event Location: Boston University Theater
264 Huntington Ave., Boston, MA, 02115