Middlebury Community Players
Thursday, April 27 – Sunday, May 7
A musical from the book by Studs Terkel
Directed by Dora Greven
Music Director Kerianne Severy
The hopes, dreams, joys and concerns of the average working American are the focus of this unique, extraordinary musical. Based on Studs Terkel’s best-selling book of interviews with American workers, Working paints a vivid portrait of the men and women so often taken for granted: the schoolteacher, the elder care worker, the waitress, the millworker, the trucker, the fireman, the housewife, to name a few.
The original play, written by Stephen Schwartz (Wicked, Godspell, Pippin), Nina Faso, and Gordon Greenberg, with music and lyrics by Schwartz, Craig Carnelia, Micki Grant, Mary Rodgers, James Taylor and Susan Birkenhead, has been updated several times since its debut in the 70s. The newest version includes two songs by Hamilton superstar Lin-Manuel Miranda.
During my three years of working on the book… I was constantly astonished by the extraordinary dreams of ordinary people. No matter how bewildering the times, no matter how dissembling the official language, those we call ordinary are aware of a sense of personal worth, no matter how demeaning their jobs may seem. — Studs Terkel
Visit the Middlebury Community Players website here for more information.
Apr 27 – 29, 8pm
Apr 30, 2pm*
May 4 – 6, 8pm
May 7, 2pm
*ASL Interpretation on Sunday, April 30
Contact the Box Office at 802-382-9222 for seating in the ASL section of the theater.
Friday – Sunday, $23/$18 students with ID
WORKING-2012 REVISED VERSION
is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI).
All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI. www.MTIShows.com