Waiting for Lefty
by Street Corner Arts

Dec. 05 - Dec. 20, 2014

Fresh on the heels of receiving its 501(c)(3) non-profit status, Street Corner Arts continues its mission to bring Austin audiences relevant, engaging theatre from all genres and eras, this time around with the American classic WAITING FOR LEFTY by Clifford Odets. A seminal work by Odets and instrumental in ushering the influential Group Theatre into America’s artistic consciousness, LEFTY serves as a prime example of agitprop theatre. Though its themes reflected the societal conflicts of its time, especially those surrounding income-inequality, LEFTY even today continues to be pertinent in the acidic, socio-political environment in which we still find ourselves.

>"A hard-hitting and gut-wrenching gem of an ensemble piece that captivates the audience while stunning them with ugly truths that still exist. Written by Clifford Odets in 1935, it studies the rights of workers to receive fair compensation for an honest day’s work. Hearkening back to an era when the birth of labor organizations was marked by violence and unbridled chicanery, Clifford Odets’ groundbreaking treatise on societal inequities remains as timely during America’s current economic crisis.”   -- Backstage

Street Corner Arts introduces its most diverse and extensive cast yet:

Michael Stuart                         Jeremy Brown
Kirk White                              David Scott
Jeff Britt                              Bear Singleton
Derek Jones                     Hildreth England
Zac Thomas                        David Higgins
Molly Fonseca                        Garry Peters
Katie Kohler                  Michael Ferstenfeld
Claire Grasso                          Travis Dean

Waiting for Lefty
by Clifford Odets
Street Corner Arts

December 05 - December 20, 2014
Hyde Park Theatre
511 West 43rd Street
Austin, TX, 78751

All shows at 8 p.m. -- running time approximately 1 hour

Tickets: $20 General Admission, $15 Educators & Students

Click to purchase online at BuyPlayTix or visit www.streetcornerarts.org or call (512) 298-9776