Waiting for Lefty: American Blues Theater Production of Odets' Classic
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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.
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Despite being written in 1935, this play continues to speak to a modern-dya audience. It examines the role of a severe economic recession (ok, the Great Depression) on the lives of individuals and families -- the worry, the anger, the hunger, the...continued
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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