Working for a Living

9 to 5'ers take the stage

Oral historian Studs Terkel published the bestseller Working in 1974. Subtitled People Talk About What They Do All Day and How They Feel About What They Do, the book features interviews with people from all walks of life: farmers, miners, phone operators, hookers, truck drivers, actors, janitors, garbage men, cops, welders and even a grave digger. It was so successful that producer Stephen Schwartz (Godspell, Wicked) even turned it into a musical, enlisting edgeless white bread folkster James Taylor and others to write songs like "Millwork," "Brother Trucker" and "Just a Housewife." Catch Theatre Arlington's production of this uniquely American favorite at 7:30 p.m. Thursdays, 8 p.m. Fridays, 8 p.m. Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays through April 27 at 305 W. Main St. in Arlington. Tickets are $20. Call 817-275-7661 or visit theatrearlington.org.
Thursdays, 7:30 p.m.; Fridays, 8 p.m.; Saturdays, 8 p.m.; Sundays, 2 p.m. Starts: April 10. Continues through April 27, 2008

 
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