B STREET THEATRE TO PRESENT
THE NIBROC TRILOGY
B Street Theatre will stage a summer of romance, comedy and family
drama in Arlene Hutton's THE NIBROC TRILOGY. THE NIBROC
TRILOGY continues the story of young Kentuckians Raleigh and
May, so delightfully started in LAST TRAIN TO NIBROC.
LAST TRAIN TO NIBROC, twice produced at B Street Theatre,
introduces recently discharged soldier Raleigh to school teacher May
on a cross country train during the height on World War II. Building
on the narrative (and success) of LAST TRAIN TO NIBROC, Ms.
Hutton penned two sequels: SEE ROCK CITY and GULF VIEW
THE NIBROC TRILOGY will run sequentially in the B Street Theatre's
B-2 space over a 5 month period. Reprising his role as Raleigh will
be B Street company member Jason Kuykendall. Company member
Dana Brooke will play May. Additional casting is not fully set. B
Street artistic director Buck Busfield will direct LAST TRAIN TO
NIBROC, and GULF VIEW DRIVE. Elisabeth Nunziato will direct
SEE ROCK CITY.
Arlene Hutton is a member of New Dramatists, the Dramatists’ Guild
and Circle East (formerly Circle Rep) Lab. Her Appalachian romance
LAST TRAIN TO NIBROC received a 2000 Best Play nomination
from the New York Drama League for its Off-Broadway run. It has
had more than thirty productions across the country, including The
Barrow Group, Miniature Theatre of Chester, Florida Studio Theatre,
ArtStation, Nebraska Rep, ManBites Dog, Riverside, Coyote and
Actors’ Guild of Lexington. It was published by Smith & Kraus in
WOMEN PLAYWRIGHTS: BEST PLAYS 1999.
A second full-length, AS IT IS IN HEAVEN premiered in Edinburgh,
opened in New York City at the 78th Street Theatre Lab and moved
to the ArcLight Theatre.
THE NIBROC TRILOGY
With romance, comedy and a grace evocative of the era in American
history during which it is set, Arlene Hutton’s THE NIBROC TRILOGY
follows one couple’s tumultuous journey through WWII on the home
front and post-war America.
LAST TRAIN TO NIBROC
May and Raleigh meet in 1940 on an eastbound train which carries
the bodies of F. Scott Fitzgerald and Nathanael West. Unable to
enlist because of a medical condition he wants to be a writer, she
wants to be a missionary and they discover they are from neighboring
towns in Kentucky. In this boy-meets-girl romance, nominated for
Best Play 2000 by the New York Drama League, two young people
navigate through the tough time of a country at war discovering what
they have to give up and to get what they really want.
SEE ROCK CITY
The Appalachian romance continues the story of May and Raleigh,
who plan to honeymoon at Rock City, Tennessee in 1943. When
victory overseas brings unexpected consequences at home, the
young Kentucky couple is forced to face hidden truths and find
common solutions to the challenges of a new post-war
GULF VIEW DRIVE
Hutton’s saga ends with the aftermath of war and the breakup of the
traditional family. Ten years into their marriage, May and Raleigh live
in an island community off the gold coast of Florida. Their dream
house shrinks as relatives descend, further testing the couple’s love
in the romantic, humorous, and insightful glimpse of life in the 1950’s.
LAST TRAIN TO NIBROC previews Saturday June 6 at 8:00 p.m.,
and Sunday June 7 at 1:00 p.m. Opening is Sunday June 7 at 7:00
p.m. LAST TRAIN TO NIBROC closes Sunday July 12.
SEE ROCK CITY previews July 18 at 8:00 p.m., and Sunday July 19
at 1:00 p.m. Opening is Sunday July 19 at 7:00 p.m. Closing is
Sunday August 23.
GULF VIEW DRIVE previews Saturday August 29 at 8:00 p.m., and
Sunday August 30 at 1:00 p.m. Opening is Sunday August 30 at 7:00
p.m. Closing is Sunday October 4.
All three plays will run the B-3 schedule. Tuesday-Friday at 7:00
p.m.; Saturday at 8:00 p.m.; Sunday at 1:00 p.m. There will be no
Tuesday performance of LAST TRAIN TO NIBROC on June 9
There will be no performance of See Rock City on July 4.
There will be additional Thursday matinees of all three plays every
Thursday of each run, with the exception of the first Thursday of
LAST TRAIN TO NIBROC. June 11. Thursday previews begin at
Ticket prices for THE NIBROC TRILOGY range from $18.00 to
SPECIAL BUY-ALL-THREE DISCOUNT
$20.00 per show if tickets for all three shows are purchased at the
The B Street Theatre is located at the corner of 27th and B Streets in
Mid-Town Sacramento, behind Stanford Park Baseball Field at 27th
and C Streets.
For further information contact the B Street Theatre box office:
(916)443-5300 or visit our website at www.bstreettheatre.org.