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Sign in Sidney Brustein's Window, The - Full Length Play, Dramatic Comedy

Sign in Sidney Brustein's Window, The

Lorraine Hansberry

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Full Length Play, Dramatic Comedy

5m, 3f

ISBN: 9780573615412

"Rich, warm, funny, vital and varied.... Beautifully written." - Los Angeles Times

"Shines with humor, trembles with feeling and summons up a vision of wisdom and integrity" - New York Times

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Description

Full Length Play

Dramatic Comedy

120 minutes (2 hours)

Time Period - 1960s

Settings Of Play - The action of the play takes place in the Brustein apartment and adjoining courtyard in Greenwich Village, New York City, in the early 1960s. 

FEATURES / CONTAINS

Interior Set, Exterior Set

CAUTIONS

Mild Adult Themes

TARGET AUDIENCE

Adult, Senior

PERFORMANCE GROUP

College Theatre / Student, Community Theatre, Professional Theatre

RECOGNITION / AWARDS

From Broadway

This is the probing, hilarious and provocative story of Sidney, a disenchanted Greenwich Village intellectual, his wife Iris, an aspiring actress, and their colorful circle of friends and relations. Set against the shenanigans of a stormy political campaign, the play follows its characters in their unorthodox quests for meaningful lives in an age of corruption, alienation and cynicism. With compassion, humor and poignancy, the author examines questions concerning the fragility of love, morality and ethics, interracial relationships, drugs, rebellion, conformity and especially withdrawal from or commitment to the world.

REVIEWS

"Here comes an extraordinary play, a drama so infused with emotional intelligence, linguistic treasures and the human conditions of dread and longing that it keeps you bolt-upright in your seat for nearly three hours." - Chicago Tribune, Read More

"Rich, warm, funny, vital and varied.... Beautifully written." - Los Angeles Times

"Shines with humor, trembles with feeling and summons up a vision of wisdom and integrity" - New York Times 


Check out these photos from the Goodman Theatre's production of The Sign in Sidney Brustein's Window in May 2016.


The Sign in Sidney Brustein's Window was first presented by Burt C. D'Lugoff, Robert Nemiroff and J. I. Jahre at the Longacre Theatre, New York City, NY, on October 15, 1964 directed by Peter Kass. 

Characters

CASTING

5m, 3f

CHORUS SIZE

N/A (Not a musical)

SIDNEY BRUSTEIN
ALTON SCALES
IRIS PARODUS BRUSTEIN
WALY O'HARA
MAX
MAVIS PARODUS BRYSON
DAVID RAGIN
GLORIA PARODUS
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MUSICAL STYLE

N/A (Not a musical)

VOCAL DEMANDS

N/A (Not a musical)

Videos
  • Scene from Goodman Theatre's The Sign in Sidney Brustein's Window

  • Director Anne Kaufman on The Sign in Sidney Brustein's Window

Author
Lorraine Hansberry

Lorraine Hansberry

When Lorraine Hansberry’s (1930-1965)A Raisin in the Sun appeared on Broadway in 1959, the artist became at twenty-nine the youngest American playwright, the fifth woman, and the only African American to date to win the New York Drama Critics Circle Award for Best Play of the Year. The play represented a landmark. In its authentic depiction of Black American life, and the vivid demonstration of so ... view full profile

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