Main Stage Series

APR. 26 - MAY 14, 2017


By Arlene Hutton

In December 1940, an eastbound cross-country train carries the bodies of the great American writers Nathanael West and F. Scott Fitzgerald. Also on board is May, who shares her seat with a charming young flyer, Raleigh. Religious and bookish, May plans to be a missionary. Raleigh has been given a medical discharge and, inspired by West and Fitzgerald, is heading to New York to be a writer. Discovering they are from neighboring Appalachian towns, Raleigh decides to change trains for Kentucky, promising to take May to the next Nibroc Festival. A funny, touching portrait of two people searching for happiness, this simply staged romance played to critical acclaim at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe and Off-Broadway.

"NIBROC's jokes are funny and its couple endearing because their emotional struggles ring true." — Time Out NY

"…a blissfully sweet romantic play quite unlike the typical fare offered in theatres these days." —

"A character study that has originality and charm…Hutton's attention to detail (in character and period) plus her wonderfully authentic ear augurs well for her plays to come." — Backstage

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Performance Schedule

Previews on April 26 & 27; all seats $17.50.
Opening Night: April 28 - wine and cheese reception before the show
Wednesday & Thursday at 7:30 pm
Friday & Saturday at 8:00 pm
Sunday matinee at 2:00 pm, followed by a talk back with the cast.

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*Appears courtesy of Actors Equity, the profession union for actors and stage managers.

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