The musical Isabel and The Runaway Train tells the story of a 16 year old girl who runs away from home and finds herself trapped on a magical train that can't stop running. You meet a slew of comical characters who make you feel safe and loved, but hint that there is a problem in Isabel's past that she isn't dealing with. Then the truth comes carefully and gracefully to light and Isabel has to accept what she has been through and talk about it with her parents. Then the true story of healing begins.
This show speaks to so many people. Come support the countless individuals working on this production to bring to light the topics of childhood sexual assault, post tramatic stress disorder, and how art can be a beautiful way to explain the two. Not only does the story shed light on people experiencing these topics, but it shows what individuals around them can do to help, and more importantly how to listen.
Location: Dougherty Arts Center (1110 Barton Springs Road)
Friday, July 13 at 7 p.m.
Saturday, July 14 at 7 p.m.
Thursday, July 19 at 7 p.m.
Friday, July 20 at 7 p.m.
Saturday, July 21 at 2 p.m.
Saturday, July 21 at 7 p.m.
Ticket Link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/isabel-the-runaway-train-tickets-46131586818
Recommended for ages 13+
Producer/Composer: Anna Westbrook, B.A. Music Conn College
Director: Ansel Lowry, B.A. Theatre UT
Cast: Mykkaela Garcia, Michele Crowder, Emma Parsons, Sierra Boudoin, Fernando Velez, Daniel Radin, Jacob Wilk, Emily Ownby, Anna Westbrook
Learn more at www.isabelandtherunawaytrain.org
This project is sponsored in part by the City of Austin Cultural Art Division and The Creative Fund's Q Rental Subsidy Grant program.