I recently attended the New Plays Workshop performance, “Lidless” at Jones Playhouse Theater. This performance was a collaborative project between The Seattle Repertory Theater, and UW Drama Department. The professional and student actors had only one week to prepare for the performance, but as an audience member, I would never have guessed! It was a quality show, and a completely captivating script!
After having such a great experience (for only $6!) two weeks ago, I am equally as excited to return to see, “Waiting for Lefty” this Thursday! It is sure to be another great night at the theater! Check out the description below for more info, and get your tickets asap…
Looking up at Down
February 18 – 21 Waiting for Lefty
February 25 – 28 End of Summer
In response to the current economic crisis, we reflect on an earlier era by presenting staged readings offering two very different perspectives on America in the throes of the Great Depression: Clifford Odet’s gritty story of the working class, Waiting For Lefty, and S.N. Behrman’s End of Summer, a semi-satirical examination of a well-to-do family’s challenges to assumptions of prosperity and power.
Note: Feb. 18th includes a panel discussion and reception
The Great Depression in Washington State web site has information on the staged readings plus articles and historic photos on the Federal Theatre Project in Seattle, the Negro Repertory Company and other theatre arts during the 1930s.
In collaboration with:
UW Department of History
Harry Bridges Center for Labor Studies
Simpson Center for the Humanities