The Light Rail Plays are an annual series of public theatre and music performed to an unsuspecting audience on the Phoenix light rail.
Beginning on the Roosevelt Street and Central Avenue light rail platform and heading north to Camelback Road, the performers from Rising Youth Theatre crowd onto the light rail and begin to act, to the delight of some and the chagrin of others. Light rail passengers are certain to get involved in the action, either by singing along to songs played on ukulele, drunkenly attempting to join in a skit or loudly protesting the event in its entirety.
Regardless, Rising Youth Theatre’s 2017 Light Rail Plays accomplished their goal. They got people to pay attention.