Produced by TheatreWorks. Directed by Robert Kelley, scenic design by Andrea
Bechert, lighting design by Steve Mannshardt, costume design by Fumiko
Bielefeldt. Presented at the Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts.
Based on the actual interior of the historic Twentieth Century Limited, the three train compartments highlight
the features of the deluxe rooms and the "Observation Car" of the famous Deco-era train. To capture the
movement of the train and its travel across the country, the train moves back and forth, and the train station
elements track across stage to capture the feeling of arriving at and departing from the stations.
From a review: "The real show stealer is scenic designer Andrea Bechert's reproduction of the
interior of the train. It coughs steam, jiggles, moves up, down and sideways. When it finally
steams into its final destination the audience feel like they have actually been on the
|Andrea Bechert is a member of United Scenic Artists * IATSE Local USA829*