An American Worker

Musical

New Work
Writers: Tom Attea Arthur Abrams

Overview

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Book
Lyrics
Category
Musical
Number of Acts
2
First Produced
2014
Genres
Drama
Settings
Contemporary, Multiple Settings
Time & Place
A small town in southwest Pennsylvania
Cast Size
medium
Orchestra Size
Small
Dancing
Musical Staging
Ideal for
College/University, Community Theatre, Professional Theatre, Regional Theatre
Casting Notes
Mostly male cast
Includes adult, mature adult, elderly, young adult characters

Synopsis

As the unionized workers strike to protect their wages and benefits, they strive to make a settlement with management, but negotiations break down and the mill must shut its doors and liquidate its assets to pay off its debts. An American Worker is about the effects of the economic calamity on the workers and their families and how they cope, or fail to cope, with the disaster.

Lead Characters