Little Fish Theatre today announced the opening of SEE ROCK CITY, a World-War-Two-era drama set in rural Kentucky by Arlene Hutton. Inspired by her family's stories, this play is widely considered the favorite of the Nibroc trilogy, taking on life-size dreams and character-building disappointment.
Patrons who saw LAST TRAIN TO NIBROC at Little Fish last year will pick up the beloved couple Raleigh and May in the first year of their marriage. Despite the difficulty of life during the war - when they must live with her parents while he struggles to make a living, writing stories for magazines - they find delight in the moments of their life together, and the future is bright. This portrayal of life in Appalachia is charming and engaging, a warm rendering of the region's culture.
Ryan Miller returns as the equally noble and humble Raleigh, and Willa Darian will play his devoted May. Madeleine Drake and Susie McCarthy are featured as his mother and hers, two strong women who couldn't be more different. "Arlene Hutton brilliantly tells a moving and poignant story of sacrifice and the true meaning of marriage," notes Director Sasha Stewart, "and it is thrilling to share such beautifully written characters and relevant themes with our audience." Sasha directed the critically-acclaimed production of LAST TRAIN TO NIBROC, the first play in the Nibroc trilogy, at Little Fish Theatre in 2012.
The play will run Wednesdays and Thursdays, March 13 & 14, 27 & 28 at 8pm, with Friday and Saturday performances on March 22 & 23 at 8pm. A Sunday matinee is scheduled for 2pm on March 17, after which the creative team will be available for 10 to 15 minutes for post-show discussion.
Founded in 2002, Little Fish Theatre presents classic and contemporary plays in an intimate setting on Centre Street in downtown San Pedro. Producing eleven plays each year for a one-room 65-seat venue, Little Fish delivers the quintessential close-up theatrical experience, where audience and performers share space and sight-lines, making for eruptive laughter, highly-charged action and palpable emotion.