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Working: A Musical

Feb. 2-11, 2024

Friday, 2/2 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, 2/3 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, 2/4 2 p.m.
Thursday, 2/8 7:30 p.m.
Friday, 2/9 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, 2/10 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, 2/11 2 p.m.

Josephine Louis Theater 
20 Arts Circle Drive 

Ticket Pricing

General Public $30
Senior Citizens $27
NU Faculty Staff $25
Full-Time Students $12
Full-Time NU Students $8 in advance, $12 at the door
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Masks Recommended, No Longer Required for Wirtz Center Audiences

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From the book by Studs Terkel, with additional interviews conducted with Evanston-area workers conducted by Rasheed Peters.
Adapted by Stephen Schwartz and Nina Faso
Localized format conceived by Daniel C. Levine for ACT of CT
Songs by Craig Carnelia, Micki Grant, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Mary Rodgers and Susan Birkenhead, Stephen Schwartz, James Taylor
Directed by Erin Ortman

Working: A Musical – Localized Version is a documentary multimedia music theater piece, weaving interviews from both past and present, including people living within blocks of the Northwestern campus. Based on the book by Chicago-based author Studs Terkel, with music by songwriters including Micki Grant, James Taylor, Stephen Schwartz, and Lin-Manuel Miranda, the voices of a multitude of lived experiences come together to create a never-before-seen production that brings dignity to workers in our community and across the nation by honoring their stories. 

Director Erin Ortman and the cast will join Assistant Dean and Wirtz Center Executive Artistic Director Tanya Palmer for a talkback following the Thurs., Feb. 8 performance to share their experiences with Working.

Suggested for ages 13+

Content Warnings: Strong language, mature themes

Runtime: Approx. 1 hour, 40 minutes, no intermission

Studs Terkel Radio Archive