In the New York Subway, Moving Theater, In More Ways Than One
In the New York Subway, Moving Theater, In More Ways Than OneDate posted: 2009-02-02 09:52:00
Photo by Earl Wilson/The New York Times
Story By VINCENT M. MALLOZZI
The longest-running theatrical production in New York — it runs from Brooklyn to Manhattan — premiered on Thursday night to rave reviews in subway stations around the city.
Proving that all the world's a moving stage, a 30-member cast and crew spent a whirlwind winter's night performing before captive audiences aboard subway trains that served as the combined setting for "IRT: A Tragedy in Three Stations."
The two-hour play — which can be a bit shorter on express trains — tells the story of the evolution of the New York City subway system and the men who risked their lives building it.