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The Babylon Line - Off-Broadway

Levittown, 1967. It’s the first night of adult-ed Creative Writing class in a classroom at the local high school. The teacher, Aaron Port, lives in Greenwich Village and reverse commutes once a week on the Long Island Rail Road’s Babylon line to Wantagh. His students are a mixed bag: Frieda Cohen, Anna Cantor and Midge Braverman, housewives all, embrace each other on arrival, and update their running checklists on each other’s kids, husbands and lawns. Their opening gambit is to tell Aaron in no uncertain terms that they are only there because French Cooking and Flower Arranging are full. The two men in the class, Jack Hassenpflug and Marc Adams keep mostly to themselves.

One final student, Joan Dellamond, rushes in late –- but she actually does intend to be there. She is a housewife, but not like the others. Living on Long Island with no kids, she cannot be in the same conversation with those women. Nor does she seem to want to be. And yet, she does seek connection. Maybe this class will bring her, and Aaron, something that neither quite expects.

Playwright Richard Greenberg, well known to LCT audiences for The House in Town and Everett Beekin, is also the author of numerous Broadway plays including The Assembled Parties and the Tony-award winning Take Me Out. His luminous new play will be brought to life by acclaimed director Terry Kinney (co-founder of Chicago’s Steppenwolf Theatre Company). In addition to Josh Radnor (Disgraced on Broadway, "How I Met Your Mother"), and Elizabeth Reaser ("The Twilight Saga," How I Learned to Drive) as Aaron and Joan, the cast includes Maddie Corman, Randy Graff, Julie Halston, Michael Oberholtzer and Frank Wood.

Schedule

Running Time: Two hours and 20 minutes, with one intermission

Mitzi E. Newhouse Theatre

(New York, NY)
150 West 65th St. at Broadway

The Babylon Line Off-Broadway Cast



 

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