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Maitland Repertory Theatre

244 High Street

Maitland, NSW 2320


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“My God, Joe – the world is supposed to be for all of us”

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Waiting for Lefty

by Clifford Odets

Director: Joanne Lawler

May 7 to 22, 2021

Written in 1935 amid the American Great Depression, Clifford Odets’ Waiting for Lefty captures a meeting of New York taxi drivers ready to strike. The corrupt union head does everything he can to discourage a decision to strike, but as they wait for their leader Lefty Costello to arrive, members of the workers committee step forward to tell heart-wrenching tales of the conditions that have brought each of them individually to the point of no return.

With families they cannot feed, a society fraught with injustice and no future in sight, they are determined to fight to the death for the right to live like a man; a whole, fully realised person, in a world in which success – “your name in the papers”, “fame and fortune” – is God.

The strike is not about a few extra pennies in their pay or shorter hours of work but a strike for a greater dignity, for a bolder humanity; a strike for the full stature of man.

This American classic will be performed on stage by Reamus Youth Theatre.

Running time: Approximately 50 minutes with no interval.

All Tickets: $18

  • Season Tickets for 2021: $65
  • Special discounts for large groups over 20 – contact info@mrt.org.au for more details or call 0466 332 766 (10 - 2 daily)

Dine and Discover NSW: You can use your Dine and Discover voucher to buy a ticket online to see Waiting For Lefty. If you'd like to buy more than 1 ticket with your Dine and Discover voucher we recommend that you phone 0466 332 766 (10 - 2 daily) to make your booking.

Bookings : Book online or call 0466 332 766 (10 - 2 daily).

Performance Dates/Times:

Evenings at 8:00pm: May - Fri 7th, Sat 8th, Fri 14th, Fri 21st, Sat 22nd

Matinee at 2:00pm: May - Sun 9th

Evening at 6:00pm: May Sat 15th

Evening at 8:30pm: May Sat 15th

Matinee at noon: May - Sun 16th

Matinee at 2:30pm: May - Sun 16th

Doors open 30 minutes before performances

Our Cast

Fatt – Thomas Lonsdale

Joe – Matt Scoles

Edna – Meg O’Hara

Fayette – Richard Rae

Miller – Jasmine Donaldson

Florence – Maddison Lamb

Irv – Luke Bell

Sid – Joseph Manning

Clayton – Brendan Dennerley

Clayton’s Brother – Luke Bell

Doc Barnes – Maddison Lamb

Doc Benjamin – Alex Simpson

Agate – Joshua Buscombe

Man from Outside – Meg O’Hara

Gunman – Robert McKinnon

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