Last Train To Nibroc

A funny, touching portrait of two people searching for happiness, this simply staged romance by Arlene Hutton played to critical acclaim at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe and Off-Broadway. This production from the Rubicon Theatre in California was nominated for three Ovation Awards including Best Production of a Play.  It was dubbed a Critic’s Pick in The LA Times and received an Indy Award for Direction by Katharine Farmer. The role of Raleigh is played by Erik Odom whose credits include The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, where he played the vampire Peter.  Best known for her role as Morgan Matthews in the ABC sitcom Boy Meets World, Lily Nicksay plays the role of May.

In December 1940, an east-bound 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 is heading to New York to be a writer. Discovering they are from neighbouring Appalachian towns, Raleigh decides to change trains for Kentucky, promising to take May to the next Nibroc Festival. Over the next two years, their paths continue to cross and an unlikely bond forms, changing their lives forever.

You can’t help but be drawn in by this story and the feelings it evokes.

Tuesday, February 28


Earl Cameron Theatre, City Hall

Wednesday, March 1


Earl Cameron Theatre, City Hall