10. Great music by James Taylor and Stephen Schwartz
9. For actors and singers–this is a great piece to pick up some really good monolgues and solos…lots of moving dialogue and awesome songs that people have not heard a million times, and stuff that a lot of people will be able to connect to.
8. It’s in the French Creek Nature Center, so there are all sorts of buffalo heads and other creepy things on the wall. 🙂 Seriously, it’s a neat place that most of you probably have never been to.
7. Marc Moritz and Rick Fortney–the show is so good it has two directors!
6. 15% discount on headshot sitting fee from Braedy Photography (www.braedyphoto.com) for anyone that brings in their program from the show.
5. Studs Terkel wrote the book “Working–an oral history of America”, on which this show is based. Studs was famous for these biopics, and all of the dialogue in “Working” are the actual words spoken by the real life people that the play is based on. Studs Terkel passed away on October 31st of this year, and this will be the first time this show will be produced in the area since his death.
4. I play a stalker computer geek, a pervert UPS guy, and a self-centered yuppie teen. Yeah, I know, a real stretch…
3. Angela Lynard. I’m guessing most of you may not know her, but hearing her wail out “What I Could’ve Been” and “Cleaning Women” is worth at least three times the ticket price. Which leads me to…
2. $10 tickets. Really, who else has tickets to shows that cheap? Money is tight for everyone, so this low ticket price is a solid investment for the entertainment and intrinsic value alone.
1. This may be one of the most important shows you can see this year. It’s amazing how relevant this show is, given our current economic and political situation. It’s a show that is about real people, many struggling to make it, and all of them searching for some meaning for their own lives through their work. The show is a sad revelation of our current state, but is uplifting, and gives us hope for our futures.
All joking aside, I do think this is a great show that everyone will enjoy. There is a very talented cast, great band, and just a very good overall experience that the directors have put together.
“Working” runs Nov. 13, 14, and 15 at 7:30 pm; Nov. 16 at 3:00 pm; and Nov. 20, 21, 22, and 23 at 7:30 pm. For more information and to purchase tickets you can go to www.tncarts.org or call 440-949-5200.