WORKING by Stephen Schwartz and Nina Faso, directed by Nora Hussey
November 15, 16, 17, 18 (Wed - Sat), 7PM
November 18, 19 (Sat - Sun), 2PM
Ruth Nagel Jones Theatre
Originally adapted for the stage by Stephen Schwartz and Nina Faso in 1978, Working has been updated and revamped for the 21st century with two new songs by Lin-Manuel Miranda, the award-winning playwright and composer of Hamilton. Working, a musical, is based on the best-selling book of the same name by Studs Terkel (1974), which interviewed people from different areas of the country and from different occupations.
Working is an examination of 26 people from all walks of life that proves an occupation is more than just a job for the average working American. According to the Old Globe, which in 2009 produced a reimagined version of the 1978 original, "this beloved musical...remains a witty and unusual commentary on how work defines one's self-worth and commection to community."
An ensemble cast portrarys workers across the spectrum of American life, including a bar pianist, a waitress, a salesman, a corporate executive, and a steelworker, to name a few. This musical story appeals to all audiences by bringing fresh perspectives to the old question of what defines us as we move through our days.
$15 general admission. $10 seniors and students. Free for all members of the Wellesley College community, Olin, Babson, and MIT students with ID.
To make a reservation, call the box office at 781-283-2000 or visit Wellesley Repertory Theatre's online ticket reservation form.
In addition to its week of performances in mid-November, the Wellesley College Theatre will offer a sneak-peak performance during Transformations: Celebrating Pendleton West. This performance, a small portion of the full musical, will feature the music written by Lin-Manuel Miranda.