The brand-new Journeyman Theatre Company is attempting something that sounds impossible: Harry Greens adaptation of Trainspotting. Irvine Welshs heroin epic was a book before it was a play, and it was a play before it was director Danny Boyles searing film. Though the stage play is more of an ensemble piece than the movie, Journeymans fliers so successfully ape the films stylish poster familiar from dorm rooms where undergraduates find junkiedom romantic that its possible to imagine that the Journeyman people might somehow re-create the cinematic experience. How will they handle the toilet dive? the baby that crawls across the ceiling? the drugged-out leanness? those Edinburgh accents? Can they simply make us forget, for two hours, the stylish, harrowing film? Your first hit will run you $15; the show starts at 8 tonight at Metropolitan Ensemble Theatre, 1824 Walnut. Call 816-863-4101 for more information.
Journeyman Theatre Company