Trinity Theatre presents The Crazy Locomotive

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Mary Anthony
Mar. 19, 2013

Trinity Theatre presents The Crazy Locomotive

The 2012-13 Trinity University Theatre Season continues with The Crazy Locomotive

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SAN ANTONIO - Trinity Theatre will present The Crazy Locomotive, a 1923 play by Stanislaw Witkiewicz and directed by Professor Kyle Gillette. Performances will be held in the Stieren Theater, located in the Ruth Taylor Theater Building on the Trinity campus. Opening weekend is Friday, April 12 through Sunday, April 14 with performances continuing Wednesday, April 17 through Saturday, April 20. Curtain times are 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 2:30 p.m. Sunday, and 7 p.m. on Wednesday and Thursday. Ticket prices are $10 for adults, $8 for seniors, and $6 for students.

The Crazy Locomotive ProductionThe Crazy Locomotive both parodies and embodies the artistic movement of futurism as well as Einstein's theory of relativity and the melodramatic conventions of silent film. Set aboard the engine room of a train hurtling toward its destruction, the play features a projected cinematic backdrop of the landscape hurtling by and the large frightening machinery of industrial modernity. As two international criminal masterminds hijack the train, they ponder the meaning of space, time, and modern art, all while driving the train toward unprecedented speeds and losing their minds in the process. Provocative, absurd, and hilarious, Witkiewicz's play asks big questions about the progress of industrial civilization and the fatal course of history.

Trinity Theatre is part of the human communication and theatre department. For more information or to make reservations, call 210-999-8515 or visit the Stieren Theater box office Monday through Friday between 2 and 5 p.m. or one hour prior to each performance.