Friday, May 20, 2016 - 5:00pm
The Drama Book Shop is pleased to welcome playwright Arlene Hutton, who will celebrate her newly published Nibroc Trilogy with a reading and signing on Friday, May 20th at 5:00pm. Original Nibroc Trilogy cast members from the acclaimed premiere at 78th Street Theatre Lab in 2007 -- Polly Adams, Christina Denzinger, Alexandra Geis, Ruth Nightengale and Greg Steinbruner – will reunite for the first time to read scenes from the three plays, Last Train To Nibroc, See Rock City and Gulf View Drive under the direction of Eric Nightengale. The event is free to the public, and copies of Ms. Hutton's new trilogy will be availabel for purchase.
Arlene Hutton’s Last Train To Nibroc was the first FringeNYC play to move Off-Broadway (Urinetown was the second), where it received a Drama League nomination for Best Play. There have been over 200 productions around the US including major revivals this season in LA and Chicago.
Arlene Hutton is an alumna of New Dramatists and member of Ensemble Studio Theatre. In addition to THE NIBROC TRILOGY, her plays include LETTERS TO SALA and AS IT IS IN HEAVEN, all published by Dramatists Play Service. Hutton’s works have been presented at FringeNYC, Edinburgh Festival Fringe, Off- and Off-Off-Broadway and at theatres throughout the world. She is a three-time winner of the Samuel French Short Play Festival, eight-time finalist for the Actors’ Theatre of Louisville 10-Minute Play Contest and recipient of the Lippman and Callaway Awards and an EST/Sloan Commission. Hutton teaches playwriting at The Barrow Group.
The 99-year-old Drama Book Shop is located at 250 West 40th Street between 7th and 8th Avenues. For more information on this and other events, please visit www.dramabookshop.com.
“Had Arlene Hutton been around during Broadway’s golden age, her finely wrought plays might rank with those of William Inge or Horton Foote. Among postmodern dramatists, Hutton stands apart, relying on traditional techniques in an era where such values grow ever rarer.”
—David Nichols, LA Times