Last Train to Nibroc: Period Love Story Offers Heart and Humor
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The last date listed for Last Train to Nibroc was Sunday May 20, 2012 / 7:00pm.
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This theatrical adaptation of a classic short story written by Nathaniel Hawthorne (The Scarlet Letter, The House of the Seven Gables) tells the tale of Reverend Hooper. The minister of a small town in Massachusetts circa 1710, Rev. Hooper creates a significant stir when he shows up for a Sunday service wearing a black veil over his face. With no explanation, he continues to wear the veil for the duration of the day, even during a wedding ceremony. As a matter of fact, it doesn't look like Rev. Hooper ever plans to remove this mysterious black veil from his face. But ... why? Hawthorne's story is a timeless examination of fear, guilt and superstition that bears more than a passing similarity to some beliefs that still persist today. Learn More
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“Entertaining and engaging … Last Train to Nibroc is a fun ride and most definitely a worthwhile night out." —LifeInLA.com
“_Last Train to Nibroc _combines witty banter with the roller coaster of romance, to leave the audience feeling light hearted and fulfilled.” -Tolucan Times
_"_The play draws us in and reminds us that all good theater needs to do is honestly tell a human story and let the audience will find meaning in it themselves. Mr. Krueger and Ms. Lane carry the show with subtle, pitch-perfect performances." -LA Theatre Review
In December 1940, two Kentuckians meet cute on a very special train heading east bound for New York. Raleigh is a soldier facing medical discharge (he’s an epileptic) who aspires to become a writer; May has deeply religious feelings and wants to be a missionary. They’re two very different people, but as the story of Arlene Hutton’s 1999 play unfolds, the audience will witness Raleigh and May’s growing mutual attraction over the course of a couple of years in this unusual love story, which Hutton claims she loosely based on the romance between her own parents.
Hutton is a remarkably prolific playwright whose other works include Women@Work_, Lights Up!, Corbin, Kentucky, As It Is in Heaven, Academia _and much more.
The show runs approximately one hour and 40 minutes with no intermission.