Waiting for Lefty: American Blues Theater Production of Odets' Classic
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The last date listed for Waiting for Lefty was Sunday October 2, 2011 / 2:30pm.
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In this powerful drama, the ultimate confrontation between two mothers in South Side Chicago comes as part of the aftermath of a tragic murder. Loosely based on actual events, The Gospel of Lovingkindness tells the story of a young man murdered for a new pair of shoes. His mother, Mary, struggles to put her life back together after his death, only to encounter the mother of his killer. This poetic and potent story examines the too-true reality of a community defined by class, race, gang violence and the church. Learn More
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Featured review from Goldstar MemberRed Velvet
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What a great start to our Labor Day weekend! This is a rousing evening that begins the moment you find your seat and are pulled into the imminent labor meeting and a group of people "waiting for lefty." We enjoyed the vignettes and ensemble pieces very much and definitely felt transported into 1935 America. America Blues has presented a play that entertains and informs. Highly recommended.
Waiting for Lefty
by Clifford Odets
Directed by Kimberly Senior
Inspired by the New York taxi strike of 1934 and first staged by the Group Theater in 1935, these powerful vignettes offer a treatise on societal inequities. “We’ve been kicked around so long we’re black and blue from head to toes.” The Los Angeles Times calls Waiting for Lefty “undeniably relevant” and the New York Times hails it as “fiercely dramatic.”
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*American Blues Theater Ensemble & Artistic Affiliates