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Victory Gardens Zacek McVay Theater
Formerly the Victory Gardens Biograph Theater 2433 North Lincoln Avenue Chicago, IL 60614
773-871-3000
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4.5 / 5 Rated by 42 members
Review from Ides of March
Red Velvet 158 events 19 reviews

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...continued

reviewed Sep 02 2011 report as inappropriate
Review from MarceyP
84 events 30 reviews

I was a little surprised to find out that this was a one-act play running a little under an hour but the performace itself was excellent and the subject matter timely.

reviewed Sep 10 2011 report as inappropriate
Review from theater lover
179 events 28 reviews

We were transported into the union meeting immediately. The acting was passionate and moving. Bravo Blues!

reviewed Sep 03 2011 report as inappropriate
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Description

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.”

Performers (in alphabetical order):

Manny Buckley*

Sarah Burnham*

John Byrnes

Rinska Carrasco

Derek Gaspar

Cheryl Graeff*

Terry Hamilton

Zachary Kenney

Warren Levon*

Bradford Lund

Mechelle Moe

John Mohrlein*

Suzanne Petri*

Andrew Swanson

Gwendolyn Whiteside*  

*American Blues Theater Ensemble & Artistic Affiliates

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