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Congratulations go out to Lorin on winning this contest! Tune in next week for “Win It Wednesday” because you never know, the winner just might be you! This contest is now over. I have submitted all entries to the producers and as soon as they notify me of who the winner is, it will be announced here on “Adaumbelle’s Quest.” Stay tuned…This week’s “Win It Wednesday” is being sponsored by the new Off-Broadway show “Tales From The Tunnel” starring Wilson Jermaine Heredia, the original “Angel” in Broadway’s “Rent.” “Tales From The Tunnel” highlights six actors playing nearly 100 characters in a series of humorous, heartbreaking, and insightful accounts of true New York City Subway experiences, woven together into an entertaining ride. Come see the show that brings your experiences traveling through the veins of NYC to life! It’s a trip you won’t forget!

For this week’s contest, I am asking you, my wonderful and faithful readers, to submit your own “Tale From The Tunnel.” What has happened to you while riding the subway…You have until 5pm today, to submit your answers! I will then forward all answers onto the producers and one reader, at random, will be picked by the producers of the show to have their story published on the show’s website and win 2 tickets to the show! As soon as a winner is picked, I will announce it here, on “Adaumbelle’s Quest!” Good luck…

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After a hugely successful run this summer at the New York International Fringe Festival, “Tales From The Tunnel” is making a triumphant return to the Bleecker Street Theatre starting July 10 starring Tony Award Winner & upcoming “Adaumbelle’s Quest” participant Wilson Jermaine Heredia (the original “Angel” from “Rent” on Broadway). This identifiable, humorous, and touching show tells a multitude of stories from riders of the subway. I saw this show at the Fringe Festival am so excited to see it again! (click here for my review of it’s run at the Fringe) No matter what mode of transportation you take, “Tales From The Tunnel” is a show to treat yourself and the ones you ride with to! Performance times are Saturdays at 4pm and Sundays at 7pm.

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Tales from the TunnelI just the NYC Fringe Show “Tales From The Tunnel” about our daily scenarios on the NYC subway system. Humorous and touching, this show’s topic is easily identifiable. Whether it’s the NYC subway, Boston’s T, Washington DC’s Metro or any other train system you’ve rode, these are scenarios you can relate to. Tonight’s show was unique because unfortunately Wilson Jermaine Heredia was out sick at the last moment, but the whole cast should be applauded for not missing a beat while one of their own, Sam Rosenberg, covered Wilson’s parts in addition to his own. If you are thinking of what Fringe show to check out next, “Tales From The Tunnel” should be on your list!

Two of the more humorous scenarios I enjoyed were:

1. A segment of Musical Chairs to see which handicapped/disabled rider gets a seat.

2. A woman is sitting on the subway on a really hot summer day in a dress, the lights go out, and she feels something licking her legs and as she’s waiting for the lights to come back on she’s imaging it’s some crazy guy getting off, but to her delight, it’s a seeing eye dog.

Some of the touching scenes that stuck with me were:

1. Recounting a subway ride on September 11, 2006, 5 years after the World Trade Center attack and having the subway conductor remind riders of what they would have seen if they rode the subway 5 years earlier on September 11, 2001.

2. A subway ride that involved a homeless man coming on the subway and saying how “it’s so cold, it’s so cold, it’s so cold” and one compassionate rider giving the homeless man his coat.

3. A homeless guy who had the world at his feet and little by little his life started to fall apart, first by him losing his job, then his girlfriend leaving, and then a falling out with his parents, which left him no where to go but the streets.

Everyone has a “Tale From The Tunnel”, come see if yours is lived out!

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