The Babylon Line
It’s the first night of an adult-ed creative writing course at the local high school in Levittown, 1967. The teacher, Aaron Port, lives in Greenwich Village and reverse commutes once a week on the Long Island Rail Road’s Babylon line. His students are a bit of a mixed bag: so many potential writers, so many tales to be told. Aaron is, of course, the storyteller-in-chief, and it is his wry and rueful recollections of that season in Levittown that frame the proceedings. As the actors take on multiple roles as characters in each other’s stories, the audience is gifted with an engaging tableau of love, loss, and the yearning for understanding in 1960s suburbia.