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LAST TRAIN TO NIBROC, by Arlene Hutton

Director: Tim Van Bruggen

Assistant Director: Becky Suttner

In December 1940, an east-bound cross-country train carries the bodies of the great American writers Nathanael West and F. Scott Fitzgerald. Also on board is May, who shares her seat with a charming young flyer, Raleigh.  When they realize they’re both from Kentucky, an unexpected relationship forms that carries them through the years as they discover more about themselves and their place in the world.

The Cast

May - Ellie Knobloch

Raleigh - Nate Knobloch

Performances Dates & Times:

     January 19 - 28, 2023          Thursdays, Fridays & Saturdays at 7:30 pm

                         Saturday matinees at 2:00 pm

     Tuesday, February 14, 2023     possible additional Valentine’s Day performance

LAST TRAIN TO NIBROC is produced with permission from Dramatists Play Service, Inc., New York, NY.

STAGE WHISPERS               

Ellie Knobloch (May)

This is Ellie's first appearance on the Master Arts stage, but she is no stranger to the stage, having performed with Homeschool Performing Arts and many ballets with Turning Pointe School of Dance and Midway Theater.  She has enjoyed working along her husband to flesh out their characters and getting to play around with the thoughts, tones, and body language that make a character come to life.

"I hope that the show resonates with you as it portrays the struggles of life and relationships alongside the hope of how God can bring growth and joy out of it all."

Nate Knobloch (Raleigh)

Nate has performed with Master Arts several times, most recently as Mr. Darcy in Christmas at Pemberley.  He has also appeared in Little Women and Annie at Midway Theater. Nate has loved getting to dig into the deeper life and meaning of these great characters in partnership with the directors and his wife, Ellie. It has been a real special privilege  for Nate to play opposite her in this production.  

"Life goes more smoothly when you accept that God is a better train engineer than you are."


"Crosstown" - Duke Ellington and His Orchestra

"Whispering Grass (Don't Tell the Trees)" - The Ink Spots

"Imagination" - Tommy Dorsey & Frank Sinatra

"Only Forever" - Bing Crosby & John Scott Trotter

"Five O'Clock Whistle" - Ella Fitzgerald and Her Famous Orchestra

"Goodbye Little Darling" - Ray Eberle & The Glenn Miller Orchestra

"Civilization" - The Andrews Sistters with Danny Kaye

"I'll Be Seeing You" - Kate Smith

"Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy" - The Andrews Sisters

"Take The A Train" - Duke Ellington and His Orchestra

"Stormy Weather" - Lena Horne

"Artistry In Rhythm" - Stan Kenton and His Orchestra

"People Will Say We're In Love" - Bing Crosby & Rosemary Clooney

"Boogie Woogie" - Tommy Dorsey and His Orchestra

"In The Blue Of The Evening" - Frank Sinatra with Tommy Dorsey and His Orchestra

"Somebody Else Is Taking My Place" - Peggy Lee & Benny Goodman and His Orchestra

"You Were Meant For Me" - Gene Kelly

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