This musical, based off the 1974 book “Working: People Talk About What They Do All Day and How They Feel About What They Do” by Studs Terkel, was written by Stephen Schwartz and includes music by Schwartz, Craig Carnelia, Micki Grant, Mary Rodgers, James Taylor, and Lin-Manuel Miranda. The musical features monologues and songs performed by a variety of working class folks, taken from the interviews in the book, and meant to compel the audience to look at the person behind the job. These characters portray the need to find dignity in even the most seemingly mundane employment, the reward of taking pride in one’s work, no matter how humble, and the legacies of parents either passing down professions from one generation to the next, or striving to enable better working lives for their children.
Nov 18-20 at 7:30pm, Sunday November 21 at 2:00pm
Pauline Theatre in the Hayworth Fine Arts Center
FREE tickets are required - reserve your in-person or virtual seats at www.highpoint.edu/theater.