December 6, 2019 – January 26, 2020
“The extraordinary dreams of ordinary people” are captured in songs by Stephen Schwartz, Lin-Manuel Miranda, James Taylor, Mary Rodgers, Micki Grant and Craig Carnelia; based on interviews conducted by Studs Terkel.
Featuring: Stephen Blu Allen, Cynthia F. Carter, Kiersten Frumkin, Jared David Michael Grant, Michael Kingston, Loretta Rezos.
An extraordinary cast of six will play a mason, a waitress, a millworker, a manager, a fireman, a teacher, a trucker, a hooker, a housewife and many others singing about what they do all day and how they feel about what they do.
“The songs by James Taylor and others are great… this piece holds a unique and rather lovely niche in the canon of American musicals …honest, emotional, raw, close-up and sincere.”
Chicago Tribune and CBS2 Chicago
“Director Christopher Chase Carter’s superb revival of the 1977 musical Working demonstrates that Terkel’s man-of-the-people style is ideally suited for small houses”
4- Stars TimeOut Chicago
“a moving collage of the dignity of doing one’s best without fanfare”
“Theo Ubique’s fine cast and crew make this production worth clocking in for.”
3- Stars Chicago Sun-Times