Time: September 24, 2010 at 8pm to October 16, 2010 at 8pm
Location: The Queen Mary
Street: 1126 Queen's Highway
City/Town: Long Beach, CA
Event Type: performance, theatre
Organized By: California Repertory Company
Latest Activity: Sep 23, 2010
Oppression, revolution, and the desire to build a new America - Clifford Odets resonates today with an urgent and vital poignancy. Directed by innovative UC San Diego theatre professor, Kim Rubinstein, Waiting for Lefty is based on the New York taxi driver strike of 1934. The first of Odets’ plays to be produced, it was originally staged by the acclaimed Group Theatre. Rubinstein observes: “We are living in depressed, desperate ...times. Not since the Depression has the country rocked on such unstable ground. We walk on the American landscape, juggling greedy desire while attempting to live in safety and decency. Our politics remain confused. We are in great need of a revolution, one that strikes against cruelty and injustice and pumps the grandness of the human heart into every encounter, moment to moment, in our daily lives.“
“To know I’m right? To really begin believing in something? Not to say, “What a world!”, but to say, “Change the world!”” –Odets
SEPTEMBER 24- OCTOBER 16, 2010
Tues-Sat @ 8pm, Sat Sept 25 @ 2pm
*Please note, there are special twilight 6pm performances on certain nights (October 1-2, 8-9 and 15-16) to offset Halloween celebrations aboard the Queen Mary.
Tickets: https://www.ovationtix.com/trs/dept/115 or call 562.985.5526.
$20 for general admission
$15 for students, military, and seniors (55 and older).
Parking at the Queen Mary is $8 for patrons of Cal Rep performances, $6 for CSULB students and patrons who have dinner aboard the ship. Long Beach Public Transit also runs directly to the Queen Mary.