racks is a cycle of two plays that examine where we have been, what lies ahead, the connections we make, the light at the end and the darkness that creeps in around the edges. Staring: Lee Waldhart, Don Dexter, Liz Angle Milisch, Susan Levin, Autumn Shiley, Jesse Gustafson, Jay Gabel, and Andrew Burtless. Tracks marks Christopher Younggren’s first production at Broom Street Theater.
In “Station” we meet two lost travelers who must discover a way to exit a seemingly inescapable train station. In the process, they encounter others who both illuminate and confuse them, as they are forced to find strength in each other and ultimately fight for their very survival and struggle onward toward the light.
“Train Song” finds a young man, Lyle Tanner, arriving at a battered old train shack in a forgotten railroad yard, late at night, during the worst blizzard of thr decade. He has come to make the caretaker – an old man who has lived there for years – an offer he can’t refuse. But the old man has a secret, one that will force Lyle to look inward and reexamine everything he thought he knew. Suggested by a Harry Chapin song, “Train Song” is one for the heart strings.
Opening weekend is June 1-2 at 8:00pm and runs Thursdays-Saturday nights at 8:00pm thru June 23. Tickets are $9.00 at the door. Air conditioning. Wheelchair accessible. (608) 244-8338 for reservations.