Orphan Train

Written by: Deanna Reed & Directed by: Deanna Reed

Playing: April 26 - May 18, 2013


It is the late 1800’s, long before Social Security, when hundreds of thousands of homeless and orphaned children ran in the mean streets of New York.  Some worked as newspaper boys, formed gangs, stole food, were jailed with adults, or were placed in ‘educational’ orphan asylums with not much hope for a bright future. But the lucky ones rode the train west.  The Orphan Train is their story.

Orphan Train is Deanna Reed’s first play to be produced with Broom Street Theater and Lindsey Hoel Neds first time directing for our theater. Vimala Hile, Diego Nieto, Frances Olson, Elizabeth Robbins, Japhy Wright-Miller, Brent West, Alexandra Soglin , Nancy Craig, Ben Otto and Aaron Nemoyer make up the very talented cast.

Orphan Train opens April 26th and runs until May 18th. Performances every Thursday Friday and Saturday at 7pm. And one Matinee on Saturday May 11th at 3pm. Tickets are $11 payable at the door. Reservations can be left on our voice mail at (608) 244-8338.