Take a sentimental journey
The 1944 classic “Sentimental Journey” is the perfect opening song for B Street Theatre’s third production of Last Train to Nibroc.
Playwright Arlene Hutton’s magnificently penned dialogue between two strangers on a train is a sentimental journey in the extreme—from romance to heartbreak, self-doubt to self-sacrifice on the eve of World War II. Jason Kuykendall reprises his role as discharged soldier Raleigh with effortless devotion. His performance is a gravitational pull on the heartstrings of the audience. The chemistry between Kuykendall and Dana Brooke, as May, is more like two magnets that are slightly off-kilter. Yet, the last few moments of Nibroc—when May’s gaze magnetically connects with Raleigh’s—leaves hope that their poles will certainly align as they continue their roles through October in Hutton’s sequels See Rock City and Gulf View Drive.
Last Train to Nibroc runs Tuesdays through Fridays at 7 p.m., Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 1 p.m.; tickets are $18-$30. B Street Theatre, 2711 B Street; (916) 443-5300; www.bstreettheatre.org. Through July 12.