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Barrow Street Theatre Presents
Riding The Midnight Express With Billy Hayes
Wednesday, September 24, 2014 through Sunday, November 30, 2014

An epic journey of self-discovery. Written and performed by the man who lived it.

Length: 1 hr 10 mins
Intermission: None
Seating: Assigned by SmartTix
Seat assignments are assigned by SmartTix, based on the best seat at the time the order is completed.

Hayes was arrested at the Istanbul airport in 1970 with two kilos of hashish taped to his body. The Turkish High Court sentenced him to life in prison. Five years later, Billy escaped from Imrali Island prison in the dead of night - rowing 17 miles across the open sea in a raging storm.

On his return to the US, Hayes wrote MIDNIGHT EXPRESS. Published in 18 languages, the book was an instant best-seller. When the iconic film was released in 1978, Billy Hayes became a mythical figure, a cultural anti-hero known around the world.

"Sensational...Intrinsic power...Engrossing" - The New York Times

"Hayes is a master storyteller" - Times Square Chronicles


EACH PERFORMANCE WILL BE FOLLOWED BY AN INTIMATE Q&A WITH BILLY.

Preview Performances: September 24th thru October 1st
Opening night: Thursday, October 2nd
 


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This event is general admission and no seating is assigned at this time. You will choose your seats when you arrive at the venue. Please view the 'More info' link to view if the venue is ADA Complaint.