Tuesday, February 10, 2015

review - BURNING IN THE NIGHT - Mesa Arts Center / Theater Works

"BURNING IN THE NIGHT: A HOBO'S SONG is as fine a piece of theatrical artistry as one will find in the Valley of the Sun. It is poetry in locomotion, evoking a way of life that, while often perilous, was the elixir of freedom and discovery that spurred many a young man to abandon his quotidian comforts and rituals and submit himself to the siren call of the one-eyed locomotive god.   On stage at the Mesa Arts Center from February 6th-8th and continuing on February 13th at Theater Works in Peoria, Richard Warren's brilliant adaptation of Dale Wasserman's epic memoir, directed by Dan Schay and masterfully performed by Mike Lawler, needs to be seen not only for the quality of the production but also for the sweet and compelling reminder of freedom's real meaning.  Thanks to a remarkable collaboration of artists, we can hear America singing!" -Herbert Paine, Broadway World (click here to read the complete review)

for information on this production, that runs Feb. 12-15 at Theater Works in Peoria, click here.

photo credit: Bo Allen

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