By Susan B. Apel
WORKING, based on the book by Studs Terkel, is in the thick of rehearsals for opening night on March 1 at the Briggs Opera House in White River Junction, VT. Producer Perry Allison of We The People (the company that brought 1776 to the stage last year) has successfully garnered support for the production from many Upper Valley businesses who want to honor their own and other workers:
In addition, in a collaboration with the Parish Players in Thetford, VT, a devised piece of theatre called Pieces of Work, is being presented at the Parish Players, featuring stories from Upper Valley residents about their experiences with work. It is a wonderful companion to the production of WORKING. Pieces of Work runs for one more weekend. Feb 15-17.
WORKING is about what most of us do with most of our time, and even Terkel has acknowledged our ambivalence. A press release in conjunction with this production states: “Sometimes work is a struggle and sometimes it is exhilarating. Sometimes it inspires us and sometimes it exhausts us.”
WORKING, the musical, opens on March 1 at the Briggs Opera House in White River Junction, VT. The show will run for ten performances through March 17. Tickets are available at https://www.wethepeopletheatre.com/
Contact: Perry Allison, producer at firstname.lastname@example.org
(Photo, top, is of the paintings of Vermont artist Heidi Broner)
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