Lee Theatre to Present Spring Performance

Thursday, February 11, 2021 - by Madeline Thomas, Lee University
Lead performers May and Raleigh, played by Lee students Macy Patton and Justin Gadson, enjoying the Nibroc Festival
Lead performers May and Raleigh, played by Lee students Macy Patton and Justin Gadson, enjoying the Nibroc Festival

The Lee University Theatre program, led by Dr. Christine Williams, will present its spring performance, “The Last Train to Nibroc,” on Feb. 19-20 and 25-27 at 7:30 p.m. via live stream. 

“The Last Train to Nibroc” is set in 1940 where May, an aspiring missionary, and Raleigh, medically discharged and heading to New York to be a writer, share a seat on a train where they realize they come from neighboring Appalachian towns. Raleigh decides to change trains for Kentucky in hopes of taking May to the Nibroc Festival. The two cross paths years later looking for happiness and love. 

“This particular show was chosen to provide our young actors with a unique challenge,” said Dr. Williams. “It is a two-person show and allows them the opportunity to really develop a character over the course of the play.”

This simply staged romance features two leads, May and Raleigh, played by Lee students Macy Patton and Justin Gadson. Other Lee students involved in the play include Elizabeth Dusenberry, director; Macy Brown, costume designer; and Noah Seaman, sound designer. 

“We are delighted to be able to offer this sweet and entertaining production that will be enjoyable for all audiences,” said Dr. Williams. “Through careful planning and precautions, we are able to offer this show, that was on our original schedule for this year, and see the work of several students.” 

This performance will be streamed via a password-protected link. Upon purchase, the link and password will be sent to viewers. Tickets are $5 for an individual or $10 for a group and can be purchased by visiting showclix.com/event/nibroc


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