One-man play 'Mayday: Captain Lerro and the Skyway Bridge' returns to St. Pete for February run at Off-Central Players

It's at St. Pete's newest theater company from Feb. 10-27.

click to enlarge Michael Horn in a play about the 1980 Skyway disaster. - C/O BILL DEYOUNG
c/o Bill DeYoung
Michael Horn in a play about the 1980 Skyway disaster.
It’s a busy, busy spring for St. Petersburg’s news theater company, and while there’s a comedy benefit at Off-Central on Feb. 5, the season truly kicks off on Feb. 10 with Michael Horn’s one-man performance of Bill DeYoung’s harrowing, based on a true story, play about a 1980 tragedy that sent six cars, a pickup and Greyhound bus into Tampa Bay, killing 35.

Freighter pilot John Lerro was consumed by guilt in the years after the accident—all the way up to his death in 2002, and the play finds Horn working through much of the painful dialogue taken verbatim from Lerro’s court testimony, media interviews and personal correspondence.

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