NorthTHEATRE presents WAITING FOR LEFTY By Clifford Odets
Directed by Francesca Sobrer
Bloomington High School North Black BOX Theatre Friday, October 4, 2013 at 7:30 Sunday, October 6, 2013 at 2:00
Loosely based on the events of a 1934 New York City taxicab drivers' strike, the play opens as the disgruntled cab drivers are on the verge of a strike. Committee member Joe Mitchell is called upon to speak in the absence of their union president, Lefty. The play interweaves stories of industry corruption with the personal stories of people trying to make a living wage. First premiered in New York in 1935, Waiting for Lefty was produced by the Group Theatre, of which Odets was a member. Considered a critical success for the company at the time, Waiting for Lefty has become iconic in representing the working class struggle for their rights to earn a decent living.
With: Matthew Waterman(Fatt) Eli Farmer (Joe), Annaliese Haldeman (Edna), Felix Merback (Irv), Shailey Ostlund (Flo), Adrian Cox-Thurmond (Sid), Ellie Meacham (Miller), Meredith Metz (Fayette), Cole Swany (Dr. Barnes), Mia Siffin (Dr. Benjamin), and Connor Starks (Agate).
Reservations are recommended as seating is limited. For reservations, call 330-7724 ext. 50235 or contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Tickets are $10.00 for general admission and $8.00 for students and seniors. Box office opens one half hour prior to show times.