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At the turn of the 20th century, one of the most ambitious and controversial public works projects ever undertaken was completed in New York. The day's most innovative scientists and engineers, the country's wealthiest financiers, and an enormous labor force, largely made up of immigrant workers, toiled above and below ground, and the New York City Subway was born. Now the subway is in disarray, the bureaucratic blame game rages on, the once-innovative technology is shamefully outdated, and everyone is late.
Under the direction of Srđa Vasiljević, composer/performer Jacob Brandt leads a cast of actor-musicians in an indie-folk exploration of New York’s rapid transit system: it’s origins, it’s current state of crisis, and if there's a light at the end of the tunnel.
Featuring the breakout busker folk trio Bandits On The Run, special guest experts, and more!