The actors of Theatre9/12 present one of the most important plays of the 20th century: Clifford Odets’ Waiting for Lefty first presented by the famous Group Theatre. Set in the Great Depression and addressing the exploitation of the working classes, the play centers around the 1934 Taxi strike in New York City.


" In this election year when topics such as minimum wage and healthcare are debated, murmurs of “class warfare” surface, and "Socialist" becomes an accusation, this play is surprisingly germane 80 years later. As the characters rage at the injustice, only their language reveals they are from another era; their pleas are as contemporary as today’s news.

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WAITING FOR LEFTY


"Director Charles Waxberg has assembled a strong cast and his staging in Trinity Parish Hall captures the communal energy of  the play...Theatre9/12’s production is admirable — well-acted and smartly staged." —Dusty Somers, Blogcritics

 

"...Remarkably pertinent today, and Theatre9/12’s powerful take on it is bound to move you and certainly cause you to question the system as it works in our time...Theatre9/12 is known for the quality of its acting and this production is no exception...It’s fascinating to see the agitprop of the ’30s, especially when it is presented so successfully and is so pertinent to contemporary times!"  —Nancy Worssam, Artstage



An Actors’ Equity Members’ Project

Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm
Saturdays at 2pm


All tickets are "pay what you can"

Free parking at Skyline Garage


ROBERT ALAN BARNETT* as "Fatt"

MEGAN BECKER as "Florie"

J. SAM COWAN+ as "Agate"

KIRSTEN DEANE+ as "Edna"

THERESE DIEKHANS* as "Fayette"

BRENT GRIFFITH as "Irv"

SIMON HAMLIN+ as "Dr. Benjamin"

DAVID S. KLEIN as "Reilly"

PAUL O'CONNELL as "Clayton"

ERIC OLSON as "Joe"

RACHEL D. PATE* as "Miller"

BILL RITCHIE as "Dr. Barnes"

MICHAEL C. ROBINSON as "Henchman"

CHRIS RODRIGUEZ as "Sid"

*member Actors Equity Association — +Equity Member Candidate