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Waiting For Lefty
 

“My God, Joe – the world is supposed to be for all of us”

Waiting for Lefty
by Clifford Odets

Director: Joanne Lawler

May 7 to 22

Written in 1935 amid the American Great Depression, Clifford Odets’ Waiting for Lefty captures a meeting of New York taxi drivers ready to strike. The corrupt union head does everything he can to discourage a decision to strike, but as they wait for their leader Lefty Costello to arrive, members of the workers committee step forward to tell heart-wrenching tales of the conditions that have brought each of them individually to the point of no return.

With families they cannot feed, a society fraught with injustice and no future in sight, they are determined to fight to the death for the right to live like a man; a whole, fully realised person, in a world in which success – “your name in the papers”, “fame and fortune” – is God.

The strike is not about a few extra pennies in their pay or shorter hours of work but a strike for a greater dignity, for a bolder humanity; a strike for the full stature of man.

This American classic will be performed on stage by Reamus Youth Theatre.

Running time

Approximately 50 minutes with no interval.

Ticket Prices

All tickets: $18

Show Times:

Friday 7th May 8:00pm

Saturday 8th May 8:00pm

Sunday 9th May 2:00pm

Friday 14th May 8:00pm

Saturday 15th May 6:00pm

Saturday 15th May 8:30pm

Sunday 16th May 12pm

Sunday 16th May 2:30pm

Friday 21st May 8:00pm

Saturday 22nd May 8:00pm

 

 

Event details

Venue: Maitland Repertory Theatre
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