The rights of workers were under attack in the 1930's, when Clifford Odets wrote Waiting for Lefty. Almost 80 years later, unions are under attack once again. Waiting for Lefty, a seminal dramatic fixture of the American labor movement, reminds us that each worker is an individual with a family and a home, with needs and rights.
Waiting for Lefty takes place at a union meeting of New York taxi drivers in a heated argument over whether or not to strike for a living wage and better working conditions. Over the course of the play, several union members step forward to recount their stories, allowing us intimate windows into their lives and personal struggles toward a better lot in life. In its unique environmental staging, audience and company members will merge in this immediate retelling of Odets' play.