Hell Cab

Written by: Will Kern
Directed by: Akia

Do You Dare Pay the Fare? Hell Cab is a day in the life story of a cab driver in for the longest night of his life as he transports a bizarre and mysterious collection of customers through the gritty streets of Chicago.
Playwright and Chicago cab driver Will Kern draws from personal experiences to create the alternately frightening, hilarious and poignant, Hell Cab. Throughout his long shift the bizarre and eclectic collection of passengers who enter our Hero’s cab, a trio of drug-addicts, a rape victim, a fellow cab driver, a smug lawyer, a born-again couple on their way to church, a randy couple on their way to a motel, and others bring about an emotional and existential transformation.

How lasting is a 30 second conversation? What do you really look like to those eyes in the rear view mirror? When do the barriers of passenger and Driver disappear? And can the Christmas spirit really restore someone’s faith in humanity? Do you really want to find out?

Rising Sun, who brought you the acclaimed revivals of “An Adult Evening of Shel Silverstein” & “The Shape of Things” (2004), returns to its roots and revives their 2002 NYC debut production of Hell Cab. Director Akia has gathered an immensely talented ensemble of over 20 actors who will be rotating through out the run, driven by Nic Mevoli who will be starring as the Cab Driver returning to Rising Sun after gaining national acclaim for his role in the independent feature film Exi