Presented at Ferndale Repertory Theatre -Summer 1999
By Studs Terkel
Adapted to the Stage by Stephen Schwartz and Nina Faso
Director - Carolyn Ayres
Music Director -Claire McKnight
Choreographer - Francene Lema-Rizza
Set Design - Tom Roscoe
Light Design - Joe Collins
Sound Design - Tim Gray
Costume Design - Vickie Charlton
Jerry Moors - Piano, Jay Byker - Acoustical Guitar/Bass
Characters: Herb(ina), Delores Dante (The Waitress), various
What the Critics Said:
Beti’ 1999 Best - January 2000 - Humboldt Beacon - Best Supporting Actress/Singer in a Musical ….Monica Abrahamsen "Working"
Brenda Bishop - Times Standard - August 1999 - "The brilliance of this production is the ensemble work…….it is the tighest, labor-intensive, most social group of performers and crew around Humboldt County. And for good reason. Everything is interdependent in this show, every movement is a balance for the next piece."
North Coast Journal - Barry Blake - August 1999 - "Voices are most effective in the ensemble, duets and trios, but Monica Abrahamsen’s sparky singing about the acting necessary to be a good waitress (and this is a very physical number),….are great solo moments."
Beti Traut - Humboldt Beacon - "Thanks to the following actors: Monica Abrahamsen…Working works."