Dakota Stage Presents

2 Across

Directed by Dan Rogers

February 1 - February 11, 2024
Dakota Stage Playhouse

2 Across

February 1 - February 11, 2024

About the Show

“2 Across” is a delightful comedy play that takes place on a San Francisco BART train (Bay Area Rapid Transit). The story revolves around two strangers, a man and a woman, who find themselves sitting together on a morning commute. As the journey progresses, they engage in a clever and humorous battle of wits through a crossword puzzle.

The woman, an uptight and analytical psychiatrist, is fully engrossed in solving the crossword puzzle, while the man, a free-spirited and witty advertising executive, is more interested in engaging in playful banter. The crossword puzzle serves as a catalyst for their conversations, providing a backdrop for their evolving relationship.

As the train ride continues, the characters gradually reveal glimpses of their personal lives, sharing their frustrations, dreams, and disappointments. Through their interactions, they challenge and support each other, slowly breaking down their emotional barriers and forming a connection that transcends the confines of their train compartment.

“2 Across” is a heartwarming and humorous exploration of human connection, unexpected encounters, and the power of shared experiences. It invites the audience to reflect on the serendipitous moments that bring people together and the profound impact they can have on our lives. With its clever wordplay and genuine charm, the play leaves a lasting impression and celebrates the beauty of human connection in the most unexpected of places.


By Jerry Mayer

Run Time

Approximately 1 hour and 40 minutes (including a short intermission)



Audition Days

December 3, 2023: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
December 4, 2023: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

No preparation is necessary. Scripts will be provided at auditions that night. Please plan to stay for the entire audition session if you are able.

Cast & Crew

Taryn Chase


Paul Murphy


Eri Morris

BART Announcements

Dan Rogers


Nancy Gordon

Stage Manager

Production Team

Dan Rogers

Stage Manager
Nancy Gordon

Scenic Designer
Brian Nelson

Master Carpenter
Jeremy Lindemann

Lighting Designer
Chris Roemmich

Sound Designer
Frank Vondra

Nancy Gordon

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