EDITOR’S NOTE: This has been canceled.
The Babylon Line will be staged in March at the Performing Arts Center in Bonita Springs.
This is a beguiling and unpredictable play by Richard Greenburg (Take Me Out, The Violet Hour, Three Days of Rain) set in Levittown, New York, 1967. Greenwich Village teacher Aaron reverse commutes on the Babylon Line of the Long Island Railroad to teach an adult education class to a mixed bag of reluctant outer-suburb characters including three busy-bodies, two quiet and surprising men, and Joan, looking for connection somewhere outside her troubled marriage or an escape through the power of fiction.
In the end, we observe the life-changing effects of artistic expression as Greenberg maps out the rest of each characters’ lives, full of triumphs and newfound joy that can be traced back directly to those few weeks in a classroom in 1967.
Performances are March 18, 19, 20, 24, 26 and 27. Tickets are $30.
The Performing Arts Center, Moe Auditorium & Film Center, is located 10150 Bonita Beach Road. For tickets and more info, call 239-495-8989 or visit online at www.artsbonita.org