"A nice warm fuzzy feeling": Curtis Maciborski on Last Train to Nibroc
Last Train to Nibroc starts on Friday, November 12 at the Abbotsford Arts Centre. To get a behind-the-scenes look at the show, we asked some questions of the actor playing Raleigh, Curtis Maciborski!
Tell us a little bit about Raleigh
Raleigh is a kind, witty young man, eager to pursue a career as a writer after having to leave the army due to a medical discharge. He has a kind heart, and a penchant for seeing the good in the world when others don’t.
Without giving anything away, what's the relationship like between the two characters in the show?
If I had to sum it up, I would say the relationship between Raleigh and May is very strained. It’s hard to say much without giving anything away, but there’s a lot of tension between the two throughout the play.
How has the rehearsal process been so far?
The rehearsal process has been much more intensive than the shows I’ve done before, which all had larger ensemble casts, so it’s definitely a lot more work in terms of acting and line memorization. But that also makes it more rewarding when everything eventually falls into place.
Are there any particular moments that stand out to you in the show? Any moments that you really enjoy performing?
The one particular moment that stands out to me would have to be the ending of the second scene of the play. Without spoiling anything, it’s definitely the emotional centre of the show, there are lots of ups and downs, and it we put a lot of hard work into it.
When people come to see the show, what do you hope they come away with?
More than anything, I just want people to come away from this show with a nice warm fuzzy feeling inside. There’s been a lot going on in the world lately to say the least, and I hope that returning to live theatre, and watching a fun, wholesome story about two people falling in love, will provide a bit of an escape from all of that.
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Last Train to Nibroc runs Nov 12 - 20 at the Abbotsford Arts Centre!Get Tickets