British playwright Stephen Poliakoff's acclaimed television play CAUGHT ON A TRAIN probes Europe's changing social landscape through the transcontinental interactions of three strangers on a train. Peter (Michael Kitchen), an ambitious English businessman on an overnight train trip through Europe, is pleased to find himself sharing a compartment with a beautiful young American woman, Lorraine (Wendy Raebeck). But Peter's hope for a potential romantic encounter soon dampens with the arrival of demanding Viennese aristocrat Frau Messner (Peggy Ashcroft)--as well as the discovery of Lorraine's alarming xenophobia. As the trio's differing worldviews comically collide, Poliakoff's drama becomes a poignant contrast of Old World tradition and New World modernity.
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