Want to attend the world premiere of Kyle Bass’ salt/city/blues at Syracuse Stage on the evening of Wednesday, June 22?

Participants in this optional field trip will depart at 3:15 p.m., arriving at the theater for a pre-play talk by Kyle at 4:30. You’ll have dinner nearby, then return to the theater in time for a 7:30 curtain. The shuttle will depart Syracuse for the return trip around 10:30 p.m. 

The $50 cost includes Kyle’s talk, a ticket to the play, and round-trip shuttle transportation. You’ll be on your own for dinner. A list of options close to Syracuse Stage is available here.

If you’d like to go on this trip, please fill out this form and purchase a ticket. The deadline to sign up is Friday, June 3.

Please note that masks are required on the shuttle.


Read Kyle Bass’s opinion piece, “I-81 and its legacy of ‘communicide’ cast shadows over my Salt City,” here.

Synopsis of salt/city/blues

How does a fractured family heal when unresolved emotions of the past color the present? Can a city reshape itself if it means tearing open old, still-tender wounds? And where in a diverse but segregated city can communities find common ground, mutual dignity, and a true sense of home? These questions collide into Yolonda Mourning, an independent consultant on a vast project to take down a span of highway that has long divided Salt City. When she leaves her husband and teenage son and moves to the heart of trendy downtown, a diverse cast of characters forces Yolonda to confront the Salt City’s complicated history around race, class, and urban renewal, and to reckon with her role as architect of the broken bridges in her own family. Moving, funny, poignant, and current, salt/city/blues is a fresh, contemporary new play set in a fictionalized Syracuse and to the music of the blues. A Cold Read world premiere production. 

Written by: Kyle Bass 
Directed by: Gilbert McCauley 

Poster for salt/city/blues at Syracuse Stage