Spend A Night At The Theater With The Babylon Line


Richard Greenberg’s Long Island memory play, The Babylon Line, is coming to Queens, courtesy of the Douglaston Community Theatre.

The Tony Award-winning playwright’s perceptive and humorous dialogue have made his work destined to be read and performed to generations to come.

When Aaron, a 38-year-old writer from Greenwich Village, becomes painfully aware of his failures as an artist, his desperation for a job forces him to commute along the Babylon Line to Levittown to teach. What awaits him is a classroom of unwilling students, all of whom have yet to set pen to paper. Over the course of the semester, Aaron’s adult pupils write increasingly more honest life accounts and stories. A particularly bold and troubled student, Joan, strikes up a rapport with Aaron that threatens to become something more, as the pair bond over their failing marriages and creative frustrations.

In the end, we observe the life-changing effects of artistic expression as Greenberg maps out the rest of each of the characters’ lives, full of triumphs and newfound joy that can be traced back directly to those few weeks in a classroom in 1967.

Show times are Friday and Saturday, Nov. 9 and 10, at 8 p.m. and Sunday, Nov. 11, at 2 p.m. The performance will take place at Zion Episcopal Church, located at 243-01 Northern Blvd., Douglaston, Queens. The cost is $17-$19.

For more information and tickets, call 718-482-3332 or email dougcommthtr@gmail.com.

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