Event held on May 14

Waiting For Lefty

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Event runs from 12:00 AM to 11:59 PM
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“My God, Joe – the world is supposed to be for all of us” Waiting for Lefty by Clifford Odets A Reamus Youth Theatre Production Director: Joanne Lawler May 7 to 22 At Maitland Repertory Theatre Written in 1935 amid the American Great Depression, Clifford Odets’ Waiting for Lefty captures a meeting of New York taxi drivers ready to strike. The corrupt union head does everything he can to discourage a decision to strike, but as they wait for their leader Lefty Costello to arrive, members of the workers committee step forward to tell heart-wrenching tales of the conditions that have brought each of them individually to the point of no return. With families they cannot feed, a society fraught with injustice and no future in sight, they are determined to fight to the death for the right to live like a man; a whole, fully realised person, in a world in which success – “your name in the papers”, “fame and fortune” – is God. The strike is not about a few extra pennies in their pay or shorter hours of work but a strike for a greater dignity, for a bolder humanity; a strike for the full stature of man. Entry Cost All tickets $18