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The Sign in Sidney Brustein’s Window



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.

Character Breakdown

Sidney Brustein (M, White, Jewish)
Iris Parodus Brustein (F)
Gloria Parodus (F, Iris' sister)
Alton Scales (M, African American)
Waly O'Hara (M)
Max (M)
Mavis Parodus Bryson (F, Iris' sister)
David Ragin (M, gay)