Translated by Daniel Gerould and C.S. Durer

Directed by Matthew Woods

This April it’s ALL ABOARD a train of fools as the imaginary beasts ensemble takes audiences on a WILD RIDE through the world of THE CRAZY LOCOMOTIVE by Stanislaw Ignacy Witkiewicz.

When a small band of outcasts and super villains hijack a locomotive engine, they determine to race it full-throttle into an oncoming passenger train in order to experience the very Mystery of Existence, but will their high-speed adventure send them headlong into another dimension, or are they only heading for disaster?  

Written in 1923, this avant-garde gem serves as Witkiewicz’s indictment against futurism, the cinema, and the worship of the machine. 

Equal parts paradox and parody, metaphysics and mayhem, THE CRAZY LOCOMOTIVE will take audiences on a dream-like journey into madness.

The Crazy Locomotive

Performed at...

The Plaza Black Box Theatre

at the Boston Center for the Arts

539 Tremont Street, Boston, MA.

April 1 through April 16, 2011

The Crazy Locomotive was presented by special arrangement with Samuel French, inc.

The Ensemble...


        Jesse Coleman

        Marlee Delia

        Amy Meyer

        Joey Pelletier

        Jill Rogati

        Kiki Samko

        Michael Underhill

        Mac Young

Costume Design...

       Cotton Talbot-Minkin

Set Design...

        Mac Young

Stage Manager...

        Jenna Stelmok

Photos by Meg Taintor Photography

Woods stands out from the pack as that rare thing - a genuine original pursuing a unique vision...He's half-director and half-designer, although he fuses those two roles into a theatrical style that's simultaneously charming and challenging, and always visually arresting.

-- Thomas Garvey, The Hub Review

To read the complete review, CLICK HERE.

Locomotive is ideal fodder for Imaginary Beasts, an adventurous fringe troupe that specializes in the ephemeral, the supposedly unstageable and the unapologetically absurd. ” 

-- Jenna Scherer, Time Out Boston

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