Bread and Roses Workers Opera Sept. 23-25

September 13, 2022

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On Sept. 23-25, Bread and Roses will proudly present The Workers’ Opera: Our Stories United Will Never Be Divided. This RAC-funded, one-of-a-kind theater piece is created by workers, for workers. The performances consists of music, theatre sketches, storytelling and humor. Each piece highlights the economic and social justice issues that impact working class people.

The cast includes nine local workers turned actors, several appearing on stage for the very first time. The performers come from a variety of union and working class jobs. Working with a team of theatre professionals, the cast creates each piece, weaving labor history, current events and their own real-life experiences.

  • WHEN: Friday, Sept. 23: 8 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 24: 8 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 25: 7 p.m.
  • WHERE: The Gaslight Theatre | 358 North Boyle, St. Louis, MO 63108
  • TICKETS: Reserve your space here! Tickets are free, but reservations are highly recommended as space is limited.

In 2016 the Workers’ Opera debuted, with a company of workers turned actors sharing their stories in word, song and historical reenactments. Since then, thousands of people have experienced the Workers’ Opera at venues across the state, and through live and virtual performances of other productions such as The Bootheel Strike, Jailbird and Mrs. Palmer’s Honey.

Bread and Roses Missouri, a St. Louis-based nonprofit that supports and celebrates the lives of workers and their families through the arts. Bread and Roses creates arts and humanities events, exhibits and workshops for and about workers and the social and economic justice issues that impact them.