TAXI STORIEStheatre · whim of the hail productions · Ages 18+ · 75 mins ·
An 80 minute one-person show in which the author/actor, David O’Shea, recounts stories from his seven year tenure as a NYC taxi driver during the 1970’s and early 80’s
This is NYC of Ed Koch, when homeless slept on cardboard boxes in front of the abandoned Apollo theatre, Time Square was filled with three-card monte players, tall transvestite hookers, and midnight cowboys, and “Pac-Man” was a brand new video game.
NYtheatre.com called Taxi Stories, “a vivid evocation of a now by-gone New York…when the city’s danger and unpredictability were part of its charm.”
The Irish Echo said Taxi Stories is “a lovely show, compassionate and realistic, created by a man who, clearly, hasn’t forgotten a single detail about life in the city… as honest as it is accurate.”
(note: in some places, the audience will pick the story they want to hear next, so each evening is a little different. Some of the stories will be premiered here.)