The Reckless Ruthless Brutal Charge of It, or, The Train Play

The Reckless Ruthless Brutal Charge of It, or, The Train Play
by Liz Duffy Adams

Productions (4)
  • Comi-threnody
  • 75 - 90 minutes
  • 3 f, 5 m
  • Content Notes: Adult language and content
  • Set: Suggestion of a train car, with at least 9 rows of seats, an aisle, and an exit/entrance at either end.

The Reckless Ruthless Brutal Charge of It, or, The Train Play
by Liz Duffy Adams

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Productions (4)
  • Comi-threnody
  • 75 - 90 minutes
  • 3 f, 5 m
  • Content Notes: Adult language and content
  • Set: Suggestion of a train car, with at least 9 rows of seats, an aisle, and an exit/entrance at either end.

A scientist in flight from a terrifying truth she's only glimpsed. A twelve-year-old superhero in flight from her ordinary life. A goddess on the lam from boredom, and a trio of Russian brothers on a musical mission. Eight strangers face the end of the universe one night on a train in America, hurtling along a comic-poetic collision course with time, history, and a supernatural climax.

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Pricing Information

Min. Performance Fee* $80
Standard Edition $9.99
Stage Manager Edition $18.99

*The per performance fee begins at $80. Your per performance fee will be provided during the ordering process.

Play Details

A scientist in flight from a terrifying truth she's only glimpsed. A twelve-year-old superhero in flight from her ordinary life. A goddess on the lam from boredom, and a trio of Russian brothers on a musical mission. Eight strangers face the end of the universe one night on a train in America, hurtling along a comic-poetic collision course with time, history, and a supernatural climax.

  • Comi-threnody
  • 75 - 90 minutes
  • 3 f, 5 m
  • Content Notes: Adult language and content
  • Set: Suggestion of a train car, with at least 9 rows of seats, an aisle, and an exit/entrance at either end.

Published Reviews

"Adams gets us where we want to go. With a comedic and mellifluous verbosity, she plumbs the metaphoric depths of her setting. A playful derailment of American dreams and apocalyptic nightmares."

San Francisco Bay Guardian

"A comic-poetic meditation on time, history and apocalyptic anxiety during an all-night journey to the end of the world."

San Francisco Bay Times

"Packed with rapid-fire, dense dialogue and characters whose motivations are anything but immediately obvious, the show isn't for those whose idea of entertainment nirvana is Everybody Loves Raymond. As each of these travelers hurtles toward a metaphorical apocalypse, viewers, too, inevitably are thinking about their own place in a complex, often cruel world."

San Francisco Examiner

"A thought-provoking, playfully absurd journey through time, space and personal relationships. The playwright shows enormous promise, marking herself as an author-to-watch along with the likes of Melissa James Gibson ([sic]), Stephen Belber (Tape) and Christopher Shinn (Four)."

Digital City New York

Production History

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JUN 26, 2015 - JUL 18, 2015
Convergence-Continuum
Cleveland, OH United States
Convergence-Continuum Cleveland, OH United States
OCT 25, 2012 - NOV 17, 2012
Will Act For Food
Chicago, IL United States
Will Act For Food Chicago, IL United States
JAN 01, 2003 - JAN 31, 2003
Clubbed Thumb
New York, NY United States
Clubbed Thumb New York, NY United States
OCT 01, 2002 - NOV 30, 2002
Crowded Fire
San Francisco, CA United States
Crowded Fire San Francisco, CA United States
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Sort by Most Recent
Production Group
Location
JUN 26, 2015 - JUL 18, 2015
Convergence-Continuum
Cleveland, OH United States
Convergence-Continuum Cleveland, OH United States
JAN 01, 2003 - JAN 31, 2003
Clubbed Thumb
New York, NY United States
Clubbed Thumb New York, NY United States
OCT 01, 2002 - NOV 30, 2002
Crowded Fire
San Francisco, CA United States
Crowded Fire San Francisco, CA United States

Awards (1)

Finalist, Clauder Competition for Excellence in Playwriting (1999)