A poignant love story set in 1940’s

Last year’s “Last Train To Nibroc” starring Erik Odom and Lily Nicksay who return in See Rock City. Photo by Christopher Brown

Rubicon Theatre Company presents See Rock City by Arlene Hutton, a poignant love story set in 1940’s Appalachia about young newlyweds trying to find their footing in a world on the brink of great change. May (played by Lily Nicksay “Boy Meets World”/”The Client”) is a principal at the local school, and Raleigh (Erik Odom “Twilight: Breaking Dawn”/Sons of the Prophet), is an aspiring writer.

The play begins with the couple returning to their home in Corbin, Kentucky after plans to honeymoon in Rock City are derailed. There they grapple with domestic realities and the desire for approval from community and family, especially their very different mothers (played by Clarinda Ross and Sharon Sharth).

When victory overseas results in unexpected consequences on the home front, the couple must confront hidden truths and May must consider a difficult sacrifice. The sequel to last year’s critically acclaimed hit Last Train to Nibroc, See Rock City stands alone as a funny, touching and universal portrayal of a devoted young couple grappling with change in the advent of a new, post-war America.

Katharine Farmer returns from London to helm See Rock City having directed the first play in the Nibroc Series last season to critical and popular acclaim. The production was nominated for an Ovation Award for “Best Production of a Play, Larger Theatre,” and was a part of Rubicon’s “Best Season” nomination. Farmer was also the recipient of an Indy Award for her direction (collecting her statue on her 22nd birthday). She has since made her West End directing debut with Pig Farm by Greg Kotsis. Mike Billings designs sets, lights and projections; Marcy Froehlich is Costume Designer, and Austin Quan is Sound Designer.

Low-Priced Previews: Wed., Jan. 27 at 7 p.m., Thurs., Jan. 28 at 8 p.m. and Fri., Jan. 29 at 8 p.m.

Opening Night: Sat., Jan. 30, 2016 at 7 p.m. with post-show party with cast hosted by Busy Bee Cafe

Closing: Sun., Feb. 14, 2016 at 2 p.m.

Box Office (for single and group tickets)667.2900

Website www.rubicontheatre.org

Rubicon Theatre Company has been described as, “the rising star of the Southern California cultural constellation.” A not-for-profit professional regional theatre, Rubicon serves area residents and visitors with innovative productions of classic and contemporary plays, as well as a wide array of educational programs and events. Founded in 1998, Rubicon’s work has been lauded by critics and industry professionals.

 

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