Awake and Sing!

The New York Times
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Ben Brantley

MAR 21, 1995

Tovah Feldshuh Is the Star of an Odets Revival

As Bessie Berger, Ms. Feldshuh's smart, unsentimental performance freshly brings to light what is singular about Odets's version of the suffocating mother. Feldshuh has taken the most hackneyed traits of the domineering Jewish mother and turned them into steely weapons in a one-woman war against poverty.