The Reading of a Play

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The reading of a play


It's the touching, romantic, and funny story of Raleigh and May, two young people who meet on a train in 1940. Raleigh has been discharged from the service and decides to follow his dream of being a writer in New York.  While May is heading home to Kentucky to become a missionary.

Two searching souls find each other and discover that the person you need might be worlds away . . . but just one town apart.

Written by Arlene Hutton, Nibroc is the third play in Playmakers Readers Theater series, following the successful showings of "Ladies in Waiting" in Madisonville, and the recent performance of "Art" at the St. Tammany Art Association.  

A fresh take on local theater, Readers Theater sets itself apart from a traditional play by creating a more intimate experience between the actors and the audience - the actors perform from the scripts in front of them with minimal staging and props, focusing on the story and the performances in a smaller setting.  

In Readers Theater, shows are paired with locations that match up with the story.  For "Nibroc", since the show's two characters meet on a cross-country train, the Abita Springs Trailhead Museum serves as the perfect locale.  The trailhead was part of an 1800s railroad route and the museum was originally the historic bachelor quarters of the 1911 Longbranch Hotel.

Produced in partnership with Evangeline Theater Company, "Last Train to Nibroc" features Sara-Victoria Place as May and Gordon Carmadelle as Raleigh.  Carmadelle also serves as the show's director with Andrea Elu as Assistant Director. 

The show is a limited engagement that will run for one weekend only - June 1-3, 2018.  The Friday and Saturday shows start at 7pm and the Sunday matinee is at 2pm.  Tickets are $15, and wine and refreshments will be available for purchase.  For tickets, use the link below or call (985) 893-1671.