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Back to Babylon is a one-man show that tells a compelling story based on writer/performer Gregg Tome's personal experiences growing up in Babylon, Long Island. Through uncanny portrayals of nine characters, the tale of a close-knit circle of townies, friends and mentors is told. The plot unfolds as a local resident, on the eve of his ten-year high school reunion, reminisces about his friends from the past, who struggled to define themselves within a haze of youthful revelry. Each character delivers a dually humorous and poignant monologue revealing another piece of the narrative, ultimately exposing a disaster that defines and connects them. With an edgy story line, 70's rock music, and imagery from the town itself, the audience is taken on a trip down suburban memory lane and discovers the permanent connections between the characters, ancient Babylon and Babylon, Long Island, and learns the past is always present in our lives. "Woody Allen has Manhattan, Neil Simon has Yonkers, Gregg Tome has Babylon Long Island!" NEW TIMES, MIAMI "Tome weaves a tale of the underbelly of Americana, displaying a chameleon-like ability to transform himself." PALM BEACH POST "Tome is a talented monologist and an intelligent writer." LA WEEKLY

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