Apr
28

Working: The Musical

Time

1:30pm

Location

Performing Arts Center, Underground Theatre

Written By Studs Terkel    
Adapted by Stephen Schwartz, Nina Faso and Gordon Greenburg   
Directed By David Gideon  

Based on Studs Terkel’s interviews, Working portrays the average working American: the schoolteacher, the parking lot attendant, the waitress, the millworker, the mason, the trucker, the fireman and the homemaker.  Originally produced in 1978, Terkel’s view of the American landscape is still relevant in our contemporary era of income inequality.  New material added for the 2012 revival addresses aspects of 21st Century work life, such as outsourcing, technology, fast-food, caregiving and fundraising.  The music is by Stephen Schwartz, James Taylor, Micki Grant, Craig Carnelia, Mary Rodgers, and Lin Manuel Miranda.