Broke-ology, a Vivid Family Drama from Lyric Stage Company of Boston
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The last date listed for Broke-ology was Saturday April 23, 2011 / 8:00pm.
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Torn from the lives of real people, Working is a musical that is both smart and fun, with songs from Stephen Schwartz (Wicked, Pippin), James Taylor, Lin-Manuel Miranda (In the Heights) and others. Based on Studs Terkel's best-selling book of interviews, Working looks at the lives of several very different American workers during one 24-hour workday. As they express their insecurities, dreams, joys and concerns, Working celebrates the spirit of what makes America great. It is both uplifting and moving -- and has a lot of terrific music as well. Learn More
Reviews & Ratings
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I saw Broke-Ology at the Williamstown Theatre Festival in 2009 and was so moved by it that I wanted to see it again. We were lucky to score front row seats and meet the cast afterward at a reception. It's a brilliant play. Well done on every front. Glad that the Lyric tackled it.
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A moving depiction of family dynamics over time, with excellent and deeply felt performances by all cast members. We were so engrossed that the intermission felt like an unwelcome interruption. Recommended for all ages teenage and up.
Quotes & Highlights
- Nathan Louis Jackson’s writing contains "so much verve and pathos that passages...practically sing." --Variety
- "Jackson's characters love, laugh, dance, and argue in a way that honors their bittersweet survival." --The New Yorker
Written by Nathan Louis Jackson
Directed by Benny Sato Ambush
Johnny Lee Davenport
A warm and wrenching play about a loving African-American family facing its troubles with humor, resiliency, and grace. Set in a beleaguered Kansas City neighborhood, two grown brothers try to balance the challenges of their own lives with their desire to care for their ailing father. Even as they remember simpler times, tension builds between the brothers as their conflicting interests churn into a surprising outcome.