Wed, Mar 8, 2023
School-Time Performance: The Sign in Sidney Brustein's Window

Grades 9—12

CURRICULUM CONNECTIONS: ELA (Dramatic Literature), Theater, Social Studies (NYC History)

Introduce your students to a sweeping drama of identity, idealism, and love from Lorraine Hansberry, the seminal American playwright behind A Raisin in the Sun. Starring Oscar Isaac (Scenes from a Marriage, Hamlet, Star Wars) and Rachel Brosnahan (The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, Dead for a Dollar, Othello) and directed by Anne Kauffman, BAM’s production marks the first major New York revival in 50 years.

Hansberry invites us into Greenwich Village in the 60s, crafting a razor-sharp portrait of a diverse group of friends whose progressive dreams can’t quite match reality. At the center are Sidney and Iris Brustein, fighting to see if their marriage—with all its crackling wit, passion, and petty cruelty—can survive Sidney’s ideals. As if reaching across the decades, Hansberry’s incisive final work offers shockingly contemporary provocations.

Each performance includes a hands on pre- or post-show workshop lasting approximately 45 minutes, led by a BAM teaching artist at no additional cost!

Please note: Haze effects and cigarette smoke are used in this production. This show includes derogatory language and content about racism, antisemitism, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, substance abuse, and suicide. Learn more.

This event begins at 10:30am
3hrs with intermission

ALL TICKETS:  GA: $12; Title 1 schools: $9.60

All performances will adhere to protocols developed in accordance with New York State regulations and in consultation with medical professionals for the safety of our artists, audiences, and staff 

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Wednesday March 08, 2023
No performances this day.
Performance dates are highlighted in white.

Season Sponsor
Bloomberg Philanthropies

Major support provided by:

Leadership support for BAM Access Programs provided by the
Jerome L. Greene Foundation.

Jerome L. Greene Foundation

Leadership support for theater at BAM provided by The Fan Fox & Leslie R. Samuels Foundation, Inc.; The SHS Foundation; and The Shubert Foundation, Inc.