Clayton Theatre Company’s “Working,” explores working class lives, Oct. 13-18

“Working” opens in Clayton on Oct. 13.

CLAYTON, CA (Sept. 18, 2023) — Get ready for Clayton Theatre Company’s exciting October production of the musical “Working,” based on the book by Studs Terkel.

This engaging musical takes Terkel’s interviews with American workers from all lines of work and paints vivid portraits of them as they go about their jobs. Whether its Dolores telling why she loves being a waitress, Kate who gets upset when people doubt her intelligence because she’s a stay-at-home-mom or Tom the firefighter becoming emotional about the lives he has saved, they all give a slice of Americana and the pride taken in doing a good day’s work.

The updated show runs Oct. 13-28 at Clayton’s Endeavor Hall, 6008 Center St., and features new songs by Lin-Manuel Miranda as well as favorites by Stephen Schwartz, Craig Carnelia, James Taylor, Micki Grant and more.

Roxanne Pardi directs, with La Tonya Watts as assistant director and Jess Reyes as musical director. The cast includes Nathalie Archangel, James Bradley Jr., Kevin Coren, Russ Kladko, Megan Larsen, Mary Katherine Patterson, Linda Sciacqua and Gina Yetner.

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Sally Hogarty
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