Full Length Play
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
Mild Adult Themes
College Theatre / Student, Community Theatre, Professional Theatre
RECOGNITION / AWARDS
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.
"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.