Sponsored by Irene & Mannie Alvarez, Robert Fehr, Bridget & Rich Granger, Joe E. Heimlich & Jim Hodnett, Clayton Petry & Emily Rhodes,
Will & Margy Saam, Anne & Bob Short, Ron & Melissa Weber
June 12 – 28, 2014
Riffe Center Studio One
77 South High St.
Columbus, Ohio 43215
Running Time: Two hours, including one intermission.

Talkbacks: After Thursday and Friday performances.
A limited number of Pay What You Want tickets will be available at the door.
June 2014

8pm show

2pm matinee

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June 2014

8pm show

2pm matinee

Mon

Tue

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"Ben Lerner's remarkable first novel is a bildungsroman and meditation and slacker tale fused by a precise, reflective, and darkly comic voice."
- Gary Sernovitz, NY Times Book Review

"Like Lerner's verse, it has a beguiling mixture of lightness and weight. There are wonderful sentences and jokes on almost every page."
- James Wood, The New Yorker
Matt Slaybaugh (adapter of Skyscrapers of the Midwest, How to Live Safely in a Science Fictional Universe, and others) brings another of his favorite books to the stage.

A young poet visits Spain on a foundation grant and lies to everyone he meets, spending his time reading Tolstoy, Ashbery, and Cervantes, going to parties, downing tranquilizers, smoking spliffs, and trying and largely failing to love and be loved by Spanish women.

Leaving the Atocha Station is a portrait of the artist as a young man in an age of Google searches, pharmaceuticals, and spectacle.



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Playwright/Director
Matt Slaybaugh
Production Manager
Dave Wallingford
Stage Manager
Adam Humphrey
Set Design
Brad Steinmetz
Costume Design
Acacia Duncan
Properties Design
Jaylene Henderson
Media/Film Director
Matt Hermes
Lighting Design
Carrie Cox
as Adam
Ian Short
as Adán
David Tull
as Isabel/Teresa
Eleni Papaleonardos
as Arturo/Jorge
Rudy Frias
as Maria Jose/Rufina
Amy Rittberger
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