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Off The Wall Theatre presents "Trainspotting" beginning Oct. 25.
Off The Wall Theatre presents "Trainspotting" beginning Oct. 25.

Coming soon: "Trainspotting"

In its ongoing efforts to bring plays with uncomfortable subjects to Milwaukee, Off The Wall Theatre will open "Trainspotting" Oct. 25 in its tiny space on Wells Street.

"Trainspotting" is the story of drugs in a horribly depressed area of Edinburgh, Scotland.

Four heroin addicts who have given in to the drug are the characters in this bitter play, which is based on a movie directed by Danny Boyle (which was, itself based on a novel by Irvine Welsh) that has been called one of the 100 best British films of all time.

This show is frightening and takes a brutal look at addiction. The language is beyond extreme and caused a mild sensation and debate about censorship in England.

Director Jeremy Welter has put four actors into the play in order to play the 14 characters. This promises to be a difficult evening of theater, but an interesting look at a side of life foreign to many of us.

Tickets are available by calling the box office at (414) 327-3552.

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