I spent 12 hours aboard a train last Friday travelling from Baltimore to Charlotte in western North Carolina. The train journey would have been long anyway but the train was two hours late so I didn't reach the hotel in Charlotte until 11:00 pm.
I was in Charlotte about the arrangements for my show "Jack-The Musical: The Ripper Pursued" -- subtitle added by the producer to better let the public know what the musical is about!! The show is due to be performed here May 13-14 in four performances. Information below for anyone in the North Carolina area who might be interested in attending.
The train whistle in the Piedmont of North Carolina is pretty incessant since there are level crossings with red flashing lights and barriers at every road the rain line west passes over.
Travelling West by Train at Night
The train whistle blasts as we approach
another level crossing and I find I miss you,
alone as I hurtle west and the red lights flash.
I journey to my destiny, a rehearsal, a performance,
but will it be curtain up or will the room stay dark?
Why must my damn choices always be so stark?
What portents loom? Failure or success? No or yes?
As we rattle down the line, I seek a sign.
Christopher T. George
Lyrics and Book by
Christopher T. George and Erik Sitbon
Musical Direction by Lauren Konen
Stage Direction by Elizabeth Peterson-Vita
Four Fully Staged and Costumed
May 13, 2006 at 2:00 PM and 8:00 PM
May 14, 2006 at 2:00 PM and 8:00 PM
Duke Power Theatre
Jack - The Musical tells the story of one possible conclusion to the mystery of this most famous of unsolved cases. More an opera than a musical, Jack - The Musical features the haunting music of Erik Sitbon and the evocative lyrics of Christopher T. George.
This program contains adult themes.
Tickets now available through the link in the title above.