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Recounting five years spent in a prison and a brazen escape, Billy Hayes would be revealing parts of his adventures live on stage for the very first time. Billy Hayes is the author of the autobiographical book titled Midnight Express which was later on turned into a movie by Oliver Stone. After the 'best-selling' book and OSCAR winning movie, Hayes would now be performing a potent one-man show. The title of the show is 'RIDING THE MIDNIGHT EXPRESS with BILLY HAYES', directed by John Gould Rubin. The preview performances conducted in 2013 captivated the audience at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. Hayes is making a limited run appearance at the heart of New York's theatre district, the St. Luke's Theatre, this year. Riding The Midnight Express tickets would enable the audience to witness a truly mesmerizing story of Bill Hayes that has spellbound imaginations. The show would provide the audience with an up close and personal meeting with Billy Hayes. His cautionary yet uplifting tale would provide an unforgettable experience for the audience.
This multi-talented artist has performed extensively in television, theatre and film. In 2006, Billy Hayes earned the 'Best Actor Award' (L.A. Weekly) for his wonderful performances in Shuffle, Shuffle, Step, three plays by Samuel Beckett. Billy then ventured into direction and came out with an award winning work 'Cock & Bull Story' at the Fountainhead Theatre. He then moved on to direct the feature film version starring Brian Austin Green, gaining attention at numerous film festivals. Hayes' award winning directing credits include Los Angeles Production of the Year (L.A. Weekly), Washington Square Moves; The Cage at New York City's Neighborhood Group Theater and The Last Pad, a William Inge play presented by Amnesty International in Los Angeles. Billy is affiliated with the Actors' Studio West Playwright/Director Unit.
Born in 1947, multi-faceted William "Billy" Hayes is an American actor, writer, film director and a convicted drug smuggler. Belonging to a middle class family, Billy grew up in a suburb on Long Island. Showing interest in journalism, Hayes joined college in the sixties to explore his interest further. During his study at Marquette University, Hayes realized that in order to command his skills as a writer, he needs to get firsthand experience of things. Following the footsteps of the ultimate guru Timothy Leary, he decided to "turn on, tune in and drop out". Hayes gained popularity when he started writing about his real life experiences including breaking out of a Turkish prison where he was sentenced for four years for smuggling hash. He was captivated in foreign jails by foreign governments with other US citizens who were serving their sentences for smuggling drugs as well. He was prepared to serve the sentence until it was changed from four years to life imprisonment. Hayes believed that this change was prejudiced by President Nixon's crackdown on world. He made an attempt to escape and succeeded. Since his escape in 1975, Billy has talked about his torment in lecture halls, classrooms and television but never in a theatrical setting.
Times of Scotland referred to the premiere performances of Riding The Midnight Express as "a remarkable, inherently theatrical tale”. It also praises the expression and articulation of Hayes in the intense energy, witty absurdity and charismatic appeal of the show. The review suggests Billy Hayes as an enigmatic storyteller as well as a fascinating character. The absorbing story is part philosophical contemplation of freedom, part memoir and part thriller. Lee Pfeiffer praises the storytelling skills of the adept narrator, “Hayes is fully capable of weaving good yarn with his charisma and wit without arousing suspicion that his narration may somewhat be exaggerated”. The article further defines the refreshing self-efficacy and modesty of the best-selling author.
Hayes refers himself as dumb and dim-witted to deal drugs in Turkey in the first place. Depicting wonderful anecdotes, Billy Hayes would be presenting his theatrical performance at the St. Luke's Theatre. Tale of this strange journey depicts everything; from the pinnacle of youthful recklessness to the devastating depths of desolation and from the loneliness of a prison cell to worldwide disgrace. Get Riding The Midnight Express tickets now and witness how Hayes connects with the audience in a winning manner. He brings both hilarity and pathos to his story depicting that there was something 'good to come out of the experience'. He does not need to fictionalize any of the characters or elements from his adventurous saying that they are incredible enough to intrigue the audience with their originality.