Fri., May 24, 8:30 p.m., Sat., May 25, 8:30 p.m., Sun., May 26, 3 p.m., Mon., May 27, 8 p.m., Thu., May 30, 6 p.m., Fri., May 31, 3 p.m., Sat., June 1, 8:30 p.m., Sun., June 2, 3 p.m. and Mon., June 3, 8 p.m. 2013
$19/adults, $13/students, seniors
This charming tale of fate, love, and a train bound for New York will appeal to the romantic in anyone. Set in the 1940s, Last Train to Nibroc centers on Raleigh, an Army pilot headed to New York after being medically discharged, and May, a young woman returning home after breaking off an engagement with, coincidentally, another Army pilot. It’s a small story — the horrors of war and the tempestuous tumult of an ending relationship are far, far away — but it’s an incredibly satisfying one, exploring the depths of human emotion with simplicity and clarity. Throughout their journey together, Raleigh and May unveil to each other their hopes for the future, their fears, and what’s taking them where they’re going. There’s not much set, and hardly any action, but you won’t miss it. The strength of the dialogue and Raleigh and May’s burgeoning romance are more than enough to support this sweet ride. Approx. 1 hour, 20 minutes. Part of Piccolo Spoleto's Stelle di Domani series.