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Ride The Rail to daytime theater


Say you’re a big fan of live theater, but you don’t like traveling at night.

Not to worry. This week you have 5 opportunities to ride SunRail to a Broadway-quality professional theatrical performance at the Orlando Shakespeare Theater.

Contrary to its name, the theater presents much more than the works of William Shakespeare and you can catch any of 5 daytime performances they’re offering this week. All you have to do is take SunRail to the Florida Hospital station and walk over to the theater that’s around the corner in Loch Haven Park.

On Wednesday at 2 p.m. you can catch “Bakersfield Mist”, the story of 50-something and in between jobs, Maude who spends her last few dollars on a thrift store painting which she’s convinced is a Jackson Pollock worth millions. When renowned art expert Lionel Percy arrives at her trailer park home in Bakersfield to authenticate the painting, cultures and class attitudes collide. This is also being presented at 7:30 p.m. this week and next.

Then on Thursday and Friday at 10:15 and 12 noon on both days, you can see “Magic Tree House: A Ghost Tale for Mr. Dickens” the story of Magic Tree House characters Jack and Annie who are sent to Victorian England, where Charles Dickens is suffering from a severe case of writer’s block. Posing as chimney sweeps, the time traveling siblings must conjure up the ghosts of Christmas Past, Present, and Future to inspire Mr. Dickens to write “A Christmas Carol”.

For tickets and more information on these shows, please visit www.orlandoshakes.org

Before or after the show, why not hang out and visit some of the great restaurants and shops near Loch Haven in Ivanhoe Village. One of our favorite places to eat is This N That Eats, 1811 N. Orange Ave. Their chef-prepared creations are amazing, and priced right, too. They absolutely love SunRail riders, so be sure to tell them you rode the train to the show. The Orlando Science Center, the Mennello Museum and the Orlando Museum of Art are also located at Loch Haven Park.

For train schedules to and from the shows, please be sure to check www.SunRail.com