LA Theater Works: Working, A Labor Day Special
Studs Terkel's classic look at working Americans, re-imagined as a musical
Writer and radio personality Studs Terkel spent nearly three years roaming the country interviewing more than 100 people about their jobs. These conversations were compiled into his best-selling book, “Working”. Terkel talked to farmers, telephone operators, cabbies, a hooker, a janitor; getting them to speak candidly about their work and how it defined their lives. Terkel was interested in men and women often never heard from. “They’re ordinary,” Terkel said, “but they speak for others. They give us history from the bottom up.”
Working by Studs Terkel. Adapted into a musical by Stephen Schwartz and Nina Faso. Starring Orosn Bean, B.J Ward, Harry Groener, and Kaitlin Hopkins.