Barrow Street Will Present Swamp Juice, Riding the Midnight Express with Billy Hayes and More This Fall

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Stand-up comedy, a Yiddish production of Beckett's Waiting for Godot and a true-crime story will be featured in Barrow Street Theatre's upcoming season.

The season will kick off with New Yiddish Rep's groundbreaking production of Waiting for Godot, which is performed entirely in Yiddish with English supertitles. Presented as part of the 2014 Origin's 1st Irish Festival, performances begin Sept. 4.

The Chicago improv duo TJ & Dave will return to the Barrow Street Theatre for their 10th year, with performances beginning Sept. 11 and continuing through Sept. 14.

Belfast Blues, Geraldine Hughes' one-woman show about growing up in war-torn Belfast in the 1980s, will return for a limited engagement beginning Sept. 20. Carol Kane will direct.

Opening on the 39th anniversary of his escape, Riding the Midnight Express with Billy Hayes will open Oct. 2 following previews that begin Sept. 24. Hayes' play tells the true story of his arrest in Istanbul for smuggling hash as well as his escape from prison, during which he rowed 17 miles across the open sea during a nighttime storm.

The Complete & Condensed Stage Directions of Eugene O'Neill Vol. I and Vol. II will be performed in repertory beginning Oct. 28. The productions explore O'Neill's stage directions by removing the dialogue and stripping the plays down to pure action. The puppet show Swamp Juice, by Jeff Achtem, features shadow puppets made from trash in a holiday engagement. The show tells an adventure about life in a swamp, with a 3D finale. Select performances will be presented in tandem with a hands-on workshop sharing some of Achtem's secrets.

The Barrow Street Theatre is located at 27 Barrow Street at 7th Avenue South. For more information, visit

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