"An epic journey of self discovery. Written and Performed by the man who lived it." SOLD OUT EDINBURGH FRINGE FESTiVAL
The TRUE story of Billy Hayes best known as the subject for the iconic movie, The Midnight Express. This performace piece tells his story of being thrown in prison for smuggling hashish as a college student. Q&A following show.
“A SENSATIONAL STORY...There is intrinsic power in escape stories. With RIDING THE MIDNIGHT EXPRESS WITH BILLY HAYES, the writer, Billy Hayes, tells his own. Mr. Hayes is an ingratiating presence...Savor his engrossing tale. His sincerity is appealing – his desperate journey is stirring.” The New York Times
“A thrilling first-hand account of a much publicized prison break. Hayes sets the record straight...It’s just Hayes and his story up on stage.
And he has a truly interesting story to tell...Fascinating.” Theatermania
“Spellbinding. Charismatic and believable Mr. Hayes is a master storyteller”
Times Square Chronicles
“Prime edge-of-the-seat stuff.” CurtainUp “Vivid and captivating.” Theater Pizzazz!
“Riding the Midnight Express is a memorable evening of theater that will appeal to any real life or armchair adventurer. Billy Hayes is a master storyteller who doesn't have to fictionalize any elements of his true life adventures: they are incredible enough.” CinemaRetro
“Engrossing, compelling, profound and illuminating theatrical experience that will leave you uplifted and inspired. This is a performance not to be missed.” BlogCritics
“It’s a remarkable, inherently theatrical tale, which Hayes articulates with great charm, humour and energy in this anecdotal one-man stream of consciousness. Part memoir, part thriller, part philosophical contemplation of freedom, this absorbing story proves Hayes to be a fascinating character and charismatic storyteller. ThreeWeeks.co.uk, Edinburgh