Conejo Players Theatre
Plot Summary: May and Raleigh meet on an eastbound train in 1940. She is a small-town girl from Kentucky, disappointed in love. He is a recent medically discharged soldier. These two are an unlikely couple — they tease and fight and say mean things to each other. And so the love story begins. It will be a long and uneasy journey, full of personal failures at an anxious time in American history. Through life experiences and many disappointments, May and Raleigh will understand the importance of listening to each other and realize that the train encounter was the best thing that happened in their lives. Emilyrose Morris plays the role of May and Jeff Lawless plays the role of Raleigh.
Performances: Jan. 22 – 24, 2021, Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m., Sunday at 2 p.m.
“…a gently charming little play, reminiscent of Thornton Wilder in its look at rustic Americans who are to be treasured for their simplicity and directness…” —Associated Press.
“NIBROC’s jokes are funny and its couple endearing because their emotional struggles ring true.” —Time Out NY.
“A character study that has originality and charm…Hutton’s attention to detail (in character and period) plus her wonderfully authentic ear augurs well for her plays to come.” —BackStage.
Written by Arlene Hutton
Produced by special arrangement with Dramatist Play Services.
Directed by Elena Mills
Produced by Beth Eslick
Pay what you can tickets are available at www.conejoplayers.org or call the Box Office at 805-495-3715