Shakespeare Rides the Rail Runner
June 03, 2011
Categories: College of Fine Arts
For the second year, the UNM Department of Theatre and Dance partners with the New Mexico Rail Runner Express to bring Shakespeare to the rails. UNM students perform in Shakespeare on the Rail on northbound trains departing downtown Albuquerque at 2:38 p.m. and southbound trains departing the Santa Fe depot at 4:32 p.m. every Saturday, June-August. Performances take place on the bottom floor in the first railcar directly behind the locomotive.
The scenes from Shakespeare's plays are performed with the original dialogue in a modern context, using the space of the train car in site-specific theatre. Performances, free with train fare, feature love scenes June through mid-July and comedic scenes mid-July through August.