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The Hayworth Mainstage Theater
2511 Wilshire Blvd Los Angeles, CA 90057
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In 1970, Hayes was arrested trying to smuggle hashish out of Turkey and spent four years in a Turkish prison, only to find out they had extended his sentence to life. He escaped to Greece in 1975 and was deported to the U.S., where he was interrogated to gather intelligence on Turkey.

Hayes wrote a book about his ordeal, and the book was later made into the 1978 film Midnight Express, with a screenplay written by Oliver Stone.

For Billy Hayes, coming of age in the 60’s was a wild and joyous adventure. Join him on this fascinating journey, ultimately riding The Midnight Express into peril, fame, and fortune on a strange voyage of discovery—-from the heights of youthful folly to the crushing depths of despair, from the isolation of a prison cell to worldwide notoriety.

Share that ride, with its laughter and tears, each telling as unique to him as he hopes it will be for the audience … all abooaard!

<em>The Book of Mormon</em> Lionel Richie & Mariah Carey Santa Anita Park's Winner's Circle BBQ Championship Stand-Up Comedian Lisa Lampanelli <em>The Unauthorized Musical Parody of Mean Gurlz</em> <em>Sister Act</em>