Audiences will meet and hear the familiar stories of today’s hard-working Americans as the Saint Mary’s University Department of Theatre and Dance stages “Working” Thursday through Sunday, Feb. 19-22, in the Page Theatre.
The show, based on the book by Studs Terkel and adapted by Stephen Schwartz and Nina Faso, features songs by many popular artists including James Taylor.
“Working” paints a vivid portrait of the men and women the world so often takes for granted: the schoolteacher, the phone operator, the waitress, the millworker, the mason, the fireman, and the housewife, just to name a few. Although their situations are everyday situations, this musical is anything but ordinary. Behind their seemingly humdrum lives are a myriad variety of hopes, aspirations, and dreams.
The show, directed by Dr. Gary Diomandes with musical direction from Judy Myers, runs 7:30 p.m. Feb. 19-21 and 3 p.m. Feb. 22. Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for students and seniors and are available online at www.pagetheatre.org or at the Saint Mary’s box office, 457-1715, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday.