The Sign in Sidney Brustein’s Window: Social message from decades ago rings true today
Roberta Kent calls the Oregon Shakespeare Festival production a love letter to the award-winning Lorraine Hansberry. In her review for the Ashland Daily Tidings, Kent notes that Hansberry wrote The Sign in Sidney Brustein’s Window in 1964, “when the United States was on the cusp of major social upheaval — that era suspended in time between the shock of the Kennedy assassination and the anger of the Vietnam War. By the end of the play, Hansberry has her floundering, self-absorbed protagonist come to understand that every successful battle begins with the smallest of steps.”
Directed by Juliette Carillo, The Sign in Sidney Brustein’s Window opened at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival on February 15 and will continue playing through July 3, 2014. OSF is a not-for-profit professional theatre founded in 1935; their season runs Tuesday–Sunday February through October in three theatres: two indoor stages and a flagship outdoor Allen Elizabethan Theatre. When you visit you can see one or two plays or up to nine plays in one week. For information about OSF, visit www.osfashland.org.