Waiting for Lefty & Still Waiting
Waiting for Lefty by Clifford Odets
& Still Waiting
Still Waiting Plays:
Labrats by Melinda Lopez
Code Blue by Kath Snodgrass
Pipe Dreams by Sheri Wilner
Director: Patricia Riggin
Stage Manager: Ryan Gardner '19
Choreographer: Sun Ho Kim
Set Designer: Scott Clyve
Costume Designer: Jackie Dalley
Lighting Designer: Scott Clyve
Sound Designer: George Cooke
Projection Designer: Scott Clyve
Dramaturg: Casey Murtagh '17
October 13 at 7:30 p.m.
October 14 at 7:30 p.m.
October 15 at 7:30 p.m.
October 16 at 2:00 p.m.
Students: $12 (w/valid ID)
BC Faculty/Staff: $12 (one ticket per ID)
*Includes Service fee
Waiting for Lefty: Odets’ classic presents a series of varied episodes which blend into a powerful and stirring mosaic about a labor strike. The scenes feature different stories, including a moving confrontation between a discouraged taxi driver who cannot earn enough to live on, and his angry wife who wants him to show some backbone and stand up to his employer; a scene between a scheming boss and the young worker who refuses to spy on his fellow employees; an episode centering on a young cabbie and his would-be bride who lack the wherewithal to get married; a senior doctor and the underpaid young intern (a labor activist) whom the doctor has been ordered to discharge; and, finally, a return to the union hall where the workers wait.
Still Waiting: This collection of three new short plays puts the still-relevant concerns of workers into the modern day. It includes stories that focus on income and labor inequality in fields such as laboratory science, nursing, and plumbing (Labrats by Melinda Lopez, Code Blue by Kate Snodgrass, and Pipe Dreams by Sheri Wilner).
Additional events surrounding this production:
"The Fight for Civil Rights, Social Justice, and Labor Equality" Lecture with Christine Chavez
October 11, 2016 at 6:00pm | Gasson 100
"The Salt of the Earth" Film Screening
October 12, 2016 at 5:00pm | Devlin 101
"The Labor Movement: From Yesterday to Today" Panel Discussion
October 13, 2016 at 4:00pm | Robsham Mainstage
"Still Waiting" Playwrights Panel Discussion
October 14, 2016 at 9:30pm | Robsham Mainstage