August 20 – September 15, 2019 | Sheila and Hughes Potiker Theatre
By Keith Bunin | Directed by Tyne Rafaeli
One morning, a young man boards the Coast Starlight, the long-distance train that runs from Los Angeles to Seattle. He’s got a secret that can land him in terrible trouble, and he has roughly one thousand miles to enlist the help of his fellow travelers – all of whom are reckoning with their own choices in search of a way forward. Keith Bunin’s new play is a smart, funny and compassionate story about our capacity for invention and re-invention when life goes off the rails.
A La Jolla Playhouse Commission originally developed in the 2018 DNA New Works Series
“We asked Keith Bunin to write us a play and he delivered an empathetic and humane tribute to all the people who – like him, and like me – came to California chasing a dream.”
– Christopher Ashley, The Rich Family Artistic Director of La Jolla Playhouse
ACCESS Performance (ASL interpretation, audio description): Saturday, September 7 at 2:00 pm
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The third and newest of La Jolla Playhouse's theatres, the 6,500-square-foot Sheila and Hughes Potiker theatre is the centerpiece of the first permanent year-round home for the Playhouse — the $17 million Joan and Irwin Jacobs Center.