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Previews Begin

Chase Mishkin, Steven M. Levy and Leonard Soloway will present a new romantic comedy, Last Train To Nibroc by Arlene Hutton, directed by Michael Montel, at the Douglas Fairbanks Theatre (432 West 42nd Street.) Preview performances begin Thursday, November 11. Opening night will be Sunday, November 21.

Last Train To Nibroc, a two-character play set on the Kentucky homefront during World War II, was workshopped at the 1998 New York International Fringe Festival as a co-production of The Journey Company and the 78th Street Theatre Lab.

Most recently Last Train To Nibroc played at the 1999 Edinburgh Festival Fringe with its original stars Alexandra Geis and Benim Foster, who will also appear in the play Off-Broadway. Ms. Geis, a graduate of Yale University, has appeared in New York at La Mama, Ensemble Studio Theatre, New York Theatre Workshop, West Bank Downstairs and Dixon Place. Mr. Foster was seen in the New York Shakespeare Festival's Henry V, in Triage at the Miranda Theatre and in improv and sketches at Caroline's Comedy Club.

Playwright Arlene Hutton has had her work produced in New York City and at professional and college theatres across the United States. Her play, I Dream Before I Take the Stand, along with four other one-acts, was performed at the 1995 Edinburgh Festival Fringe, the Piccolo Spoleto in Charleston, the first New York International Fringe Festival and the Philadelphia Fringe Festival. In New York, her work has been presented at The Neighborhood Playhouse, The Duplex, The American Living Room at HERE and the Ensemble Studio Theatre. Ms Hutton is a member of New Dramatists.

Director Michael Montel's Broadway credits include Summer Brave, The Member of the Wedding and Holiday. Off-Broadway he directed the American premiere of Christopher Hampton's Treats, The Juniper Tree, A Meeting by the River and Love in Two Countries. Mr. Montel served as Artistic Director of Broadway's Phoenix Theatre.

The playing schedule for Last Train To Nibroc will be Tuesday through Saturday evenings at 8 PM, matinees Saturday at 3 PM with Sunday performances at 3 PM and 7 PM. Tickets are available by telephone at (212) 239-6200 or at the box office of the Douglas Fairbanks Theatre (432 West 42nd Street).

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