Iowa City - Dreamwell is producing a mini-season for the first half of 2011. They're calling it "War and Consequences." Each show will deal with the effects of war, whether they be on the battlefield or the homefront. Their first show deals with the latter. For one weekend only, Dreamwell presents Last Train to Nibroc by Arlene Hutton, February 10th, 11th and 12th at 7:30 p.m. at the Universalist Unitarian Society, 10 S. Gilbert Street in Iowa City. Rachael Lindhart directs. Ottavia de Luca and Kevin Moore star.
The play follows two young people who meet on a train in Kentucky, both facing disappointments. She expected to be married, he expected to ship off for war. Thus ensues a relationship that builds over repeated encounters between 1940 and 1943, a time of great change in America. This show offers a wonderfully rich examination of the ways the two people cope and grow as human beings, both individually and together, in a time of upheaval.
For reservations, go to www.dreamwell.com or call 319-541-0140. $12 general, $10 senior, $8 student.