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WAITING FOR LEFTY
written by Clifford Odets
Directed by Reesa Graham and Brandon Walker

 

June 9 - 26, 2010
The Seeing Place at ATA's Sargent Theatre

 

with Margret Avery, David Arthur Bachrach*, Steven Beckingham*, Christoper Bischoff, Jon Dalin, John Gazzale, John Greenleaf*, Norah Elise Johnson, Ned Lynch, Tyler Moss*, Dothan Negrin, Gregory Jon Phelps, Adam Reich*, Anna Marie Sell*, Bonnie Singer, Nick Velkov*, Brandon Walker*, Jamie Watson*, and Joseph Mancuso as LEFTY COSTELLO.

*Member AEA

Inspired by the 1934 Taxi Strike, this powerfully moving classic has become one of the most important plays of the modern American theater. Set in the Depression era and dealing with the cynical exploitation of the working classes, Lefty Costello leads a group of disgruntled cabbies to fight for the rights they deserve. WAITING FOR LEFTY is every bit as significant now as it was 75 years ago as new generations are confronted with the same fears and the same problems--and yet are still waiting on the world to change.

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with Margret Avery, David Arthur Bachrach*, Steven Beckingham*, Christoper Bischoff, Jon Dalin, John Gazzale, John Greenleaf*, Norah Elise Johnson, Ned Lynch, Tyler Moss*, Dothan Negrin, Gregory Jon Phelps, Adam Reich*, Anna Marie Sell*, Bonnie Singer, Nick Velkov*, Brandon Walker*, Jamie Watson*, and Joseph Mancuso as LEFTY COSTELLO.

*Member AEA

"How often does the opportunity arise to see an example of one of the greatest American playwright's work produced by a company that takes their work as seriously as this one does, and delivers results that prove how effective that work is? They tackle the story with energy and zeal. The ensemble does its job well, delivering solid performances all around. This is a company to watch. Young, enthusiastic, these are talented men and women at the start of their trajectory." - Toby Ring Thelin, Theatre Knights (& Daze)

“ I loved the performers’ enthusiasm for the material. I look forward to seeing more productions from them in the future.” - Gena Hymowech, Show Business Weekly

" Reesa Graham and Brandon Walker’s staging stays true to Odets’s Brechtian conception of the play." - Will Kenton, Cultural Capitol

" Certainly a worthy goal, and the large cast seems dedicated to it." - Ron Cohen, Backstage

" Rich in period detail, and lovingly acted, this production displays an informed affinity for its subject." - Heather Violanti, Theater Online

" I highly recommend this play for its direction and the quality of the performances. This is a good theater company - Get to know their work!" - sheree484, TheaterMania

" Powerful, moving and provocative are just three of the many words that describe this theatre experience."
- zindymin, TheaterMania

" The lights never dim, the doors never close. For an hour and ten minutes you feel as if you are a fly on the wall of a real event. I found myself constantly thinking that I wish I could see something that creative nowadays on Broadway." - MIDGETSonICE, TheaterMania

" A rare chance to see an honest and compelling production of this show. Great ensemble work." - mferraro678, TheaterMania

" Once again, with powerful acting and an intimate presentation, Seeing Place creates a taut and compelling production." - rdelaney, TheaterMania

 

Articles & Interviews about WAITING FOR LEFTY:

The Seeing Place Theater Presents WAITING FOR LEFTY, Opening 6/9 (via Broadway World)

Casting Announced for The Seeing Place's WAITING FOR LEFTY (via Playbill)

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 


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