presents the New York premiere of THE TRAIN DRIVER written and directed by Athol Fugard
. THE TRAIN DRIVER is the final production in the Residency One: Athol Fugard
Series. The production runs August 14 through September 23, 2012, with a September 9 opening night in The Romulus Linney
Courtyard Theatre at The Pershing Square Signature Center (480 West 42nd Street between 9th and 10th Avenues).
The cast includes Leon Addison Brown (The Orphans' Home Cycle, Two Trains Running) as Simon and Ritchie Coster ("Luck," The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie) as Roelf.
Check out photos of the team in rehearsal below!
Roelf, a train driver, has spent weeks searching for the identities of a mother and child he unintentionally killed with his train. After a fruitless journey through shanty towns, he encounters an old gravedigger namEd Simon who helps the desperate man unburden his conscience. Based on a true story, The Train Driver is a soulful exploration of guilt, suffering and the powerful bonds that grow between strangers.
The design team includes Christopher H. Barreca (Scenic Design), Susan Hilferty (Costume Design), Stephen Strawbridge (Lighting Design), Brett Jarvis (Sound Design), Doug Wieselman (Original Music) and Barbara Rubin (Dialect Coach). Linda Marvel is Production Stage Manager. James Houghton is Signature's Founding Artistic Director and Erika Mallin is Executive Director.
To purchase tickets (all tickets for the initial run of the production are $25 as part of the Signature Ticket Initiative: A Generation of Access), call the Signature Theatre Box Office (212-244-7529) or visit signaturetheatre.org.
Photos © 2012 Gregory Costanzo
Athol Fugard, James Houghton and Company
Ritchie Coster, Leon Addison Brown and James Houghton
Athol Fugard and Susan Hilferty
Leon Addison Brown and Ritchie Coster
Athol Fugard and Company
Leon Addison Brown and James Houghton
Athol Fugard and James Houghton