Cover photo by Jeff Cooper

The Dream Express

Len Jenkin
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Both a riff on lounge acts and a lounge act itself. Time Out calls the show, “Enveloping, sad and entirely hilarious, the most fun you’ll ever have watching the American Dream disintegrate.”

Production Info

Cast: 2 total (1 female, 1 male)
Full Length Drama (about 90 minutes)
Minimal Set Requirements
Contemporary Costumes
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Press Quotes

“Annie and I saw DREAM EXPRESS last night. I absolutely LOVED the writing, I was blown away. To my ear it is simultaneously sublime and gritty. Both lyric and comic. Cynical and romantic. Dark and light. Annie too was enamored of the writing. ‘This town is holding onto the planet by its teeth.’ I have been repeating that one and am waiting patiently for a moment in life when I can use it (with attribution). I wish I could be there every night. What a f#%king killer piece of theater.” —Paul Lazar, Big Dance Theater

About the Author


  • Len Jenkin

    Len Jenkin is a novelist, playwright, director, and screenwriter. His novels include N Judah, New Jerusalem, and The Secret Life of Billy's Uncle Myron (with Emily Jenkins). Plays include DARK RIDE, PILGRIMS OF THE NIGHT, CARELESS LOVE, MY UNCLE SAM, LIMBO TALES, THE DREAM EXPRESS, and LIKE I SAY. His works for the stage have been produced throughout the United States, as well as in England, Germany, France, Denmark, and Japan. His films include Blame It on the Night, Welcome to Oblivion, and American Notes. He has received many honors and awards, including three Obie awards for directing and playwriting, a Guggenheim Fellowship, a Rockefeller Foundation Award, a nomination for an Emmy Award, and four National Endowment for the Arts Fellowships. Mr. Jenkin holds a Ph.D. in American Literature from Columbia University. He's a Professor in the Dramatic Writing Department, Tisch School of the Arts, New York University, and lives in New York City.

About the Book

Book Information

Publisher BPPI
Publication Date 2/28/2014
Pages 74
ISBN 9780881455533

Special Notes

Special Notes

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The following must appear within all programs distributed in connection with performances of the Play:
The Dream Express is produced
by special arrangement with Broadway Play Publishing Inc, NYC


Upcoming and Recent Productions


5/18/2023 – 5/29/2023
Red Venue Orlando Shakes building
Orlando, FL