Tracks

Play

Writers: Peter Tarsi

Overview

Show Information

Category
Play
Number of Acts
1
First Produced
2006
Genres
Drama
Settings
Contemporary, Simple/No Set
Time & Place
subway station, present day
Cast Size
medium
Ideal for
Community Theatre, Ensemble Cast, High School, Theatre, Theatre For Young Audiences (TYA)/Children's
Casting Notes
Mostly female cast
Includes late teen, young adult, elderly, adult, mature adult characters

Synopsis

What happens after we die? In Peter Tarsi’s one-act play Tracks, ten people from all over the country find themselves in a single subway station after their deaths. They are faced with a profound decision: Do they get on the next train without knowing where it goes? As these characters discuss their lives and deaths, they reveal their fears and vulnerabilities - elements that only complicate the question of whether their train goes “up” or “down.” In this play written specifically for high schoolers by a high school teacher, questions of what makes a person good or bad, what is forgivable or condemnable, and how much a person can rely on faith challenge the audience to answer these philosophical questions for themselves.

Lead Characters