Theater Project Beltsville presents 2 Across at Abiding Presence Lutheran Church, May 8-23
Theater Project Beltsville presents
by Jerry Mayer
Theater Project Beltsville at Abiding Presence Lutheran Church (Beltsville MD)
Abiding Presence Lutheran Church, 10774 Rhode Island Avenue, Beltsville, Maryland 20705
Any citizens of Beltsville and neighboring communities are welcome and encouraged to participate. If you are interested, email director Franklin Akers at firstname.lastname@example.org
leave voice mail at 240-391-6416.
Description: Two strangers, a man and a woman (late 40’s to middle 50’s) board a San Francisco BART train at 4:30 AM. They’re alone in the car, each is married, both are doing the New York Times crossword. She’s an organized, sensible, psychologist. He’s a free spirited, unemployed ad exec. She is a crossword pro, he always quits. When he tosses his puzzle away, she snaps, “Crosswords are a metaphor for life, those who finish, succeed, those who don’t, fail.” Now he vows to finish. Why? He’s a competitor and she happens to be lovely. This starts an 80 minute ride described by critics as “Hilarious,” “Witty,” “Romantic,” “Poignant,” “Wonderfully entertaining.” Two opposites in an enclosed space, attacking each other’s values but also being swayed and intrigued by them. They each have serious life problems that the other helps them solve. Their trip is filled with unpredictable but believable surprises, even a passionate kissing embrace or two. As the train ride ends it’s obvious each of them has been changed for the better. And we’re all dying to know if these two will meet again?