A funny, touching portrait of two people searching for happiness
The Department of Theatre Arts and Dance will present the tender tale of two people searching for happiness during an uncertain time. "Last Train to Nibroc" will show at 7:30 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, Nov. 3-5, and 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 6, in Frederick Theatre, Morris Hall, 16th and State streets.
"Last Train to Nibroc" is a simple, honest and genuine play about a young man and woman who meet on a train at the beginning of World War II. Raleigh has just been discharged from the military due to his epilepsy, while May is returning from a disappointing visit with her fiancé on leave in California.
After May grudgingly allows Raleigh to sit next to her, it kicks off a love story that runs the length of the war. The two come to find out that they grew up in neighboring small towns in Kentucky. May is returning to hers, but Raleigh is taking the train to New York City where he dreams of becoming a writer.
Tickets are on sale at www.uwlax.edu/theatre-arts. In-person/phone ticket sales begin Monday, Oct. 31, at 1 p.m. Box office hours are 1-3 p.m. weekdays and one hour before show times. General admission is $8 for UWL students, $18 for other students and senior citizens, and $20 for others. Call 608.785.6696. Tickets printed at the box office or held at will-call will incur an additional fee. Patrons are encouraged to buy tickets online and download them to their phone/email.
IF YOU GO:
WHO: Department of Theatre Arts and Dance
WHAT: "Last Train to Nibroc" by Arlene Hutton
WHERE: Frederick Theatre, Morris Hall, 16th and State streets
WHEN: Nov. 3-5 at 7:30 p.m.; Nov. 6 at 2 p.m.
COST: General admission is $8 for UWL students, $18 for other students and senior citizens, and $20 for others. Tickets may be purchased online at www.uwlax.edu/theatre-arts or in person/phone beginning Oct. 31. Call 608.785.6696. Box office hours are 1-3 p.m. weekdays and one hour prior to each performance.
CAST: Emily Babcock, Jake Gesteland
PRODUCTION TEAM: Nic Barilar (Director), Ben Hess (Stage Manager), Joe Anderson (Costume Designer), Mandy Kolbe & Jessica Miller (Scenic Designers), Sam Kallis (Sound Designer), Mandy Kolbe (Lighting Designer), Megan Morey (Technical Director)