University of California at Berkeley

"Working" Has Never Been So Fun

The award-winning musical "Working," based on Studs Terkel's book of the same name, will be presented by the Center for Theater Arts on campus through mid-September. Terkel's bestselling book, which chronicles the lives of working people, has been turned into a musical portrait of Americans and how they define themselves by their jobs. The musical is an oral history come to life in a blend of music, dance and dialogue. "Working" composer and lyricist Stephen Schwartz, who also penned the music for Broadway hits "Pippin" and "Godspell," received the Drama Desk Award for Best Director for the Terkel production when it first opened in 1978. The Center for Theater Arts will perform the show on Friday, Sept. 6 and 13 and Saturday, Sept. 7 and 14 at 8 p.m. and Sunday, Sept. 8 and 15 at 2 p.m. in Zellerbach Playhouse. For ticket information, call 642-1677.


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