Same Train – comprising seven stories penned by Audelco Award-winner Levy Lee Simon and featuring music and lyrics by Mark Bruckner – "interweaves spoken word with gospel, jazz and blues," according to press notes, in order to depict the African-American experience of the twentieth century.
Levy Lee Simon appears in his work, which also features Ayeje Feamster, Eddie Goines, Harrison Lee, Kami Percinthe and Cedric Turner. Mary Beth Easley directs.
The mission of Algonquin Theater Productions is to present readings and showcases of "production ready" works with the aim of successful transfers to Broadway, Off-Broadway, regional production, film and television.
Same Train plays a four-week limited engagement through March 8. Tickets, priced $15, are available by calling (212) 868-4444 or by visiting www.smarttix.com.
Same Train plays the Algonquin Theater Company's newly acquired space, located at 123 East 24th Street, between Park and Lexington Avenues.