Previews Nov 11, 2017
WHAT IS IT ABOUT?
A Chicago classic returning to the stage, Hellcab is the story of a day in the life of a Chicago cab driver who experiences a drawn-out, nightmarish night of fares from some of the city's oddest collection of customers on a cold, snowy day just days before Christmas. Drawn from real experiences from playwright Will Kern's days as a cab driver, the list of characters the cabbie encounters include: a dangerous trio of druggies, a piggish mini-capitalist, a benumbed rape victim, an argumentative pair of fellow cabbies, a drunken woman on welfare, a smug lawyer, a randy couple on the way to a motel, and two boisterous New Yorkers out on the town. With every encounter, we see through the cab driver's eyes humor, terror, longing, and more as she navigates all areas of the Windy City.