Off the Rails


World Premiere of Lucia Del Vecchio’s

“Rollicking Farce,” OFF THE RAILS!

Press contact: Steven Samuels / / 828.279.4155

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Asheville, NC, July 19, 2016—Just in time to celebrate the end of summer, The Magnetic Theatre proudly presents the world premiere of Lucia Del Vecchio’s Off the Rails, the company’s first flat-out, hilarious, sex-filled farce. Del Vecchio, The Magnetic’s managing and associate artistic director, is best known for previous Magnetic smash hits Shangri-La; MILF, The Musical; and last fall’s The Employee Handbook Revision Committee. Long-time Del Vecchio collaborator and company artistic director, Steven Samuels, directs. And Tracey Johnston-Crum, a Magnetic regular and one of Asheville’s favorite actors (as cited in Mountain Xpress’s “Best of” poll), stars along with other Magnetic veterans and newcomers to our stage.

Off the Rails features all the madcap zaniness typical of farce (slamming doors, mistaken identities, terrible misunderstandings, and sexual shenanigans) in a contemporary setting, with a fresh, original story. On a prenuptial trip across Europe in a refurbished, antique train, Hollywood action star Gabriella (Johnston-Crum) and her tech-mogul fiancée Aidan (Scott Bean) have their happily-ever- after plans derailed. Wedding guests/fellow passengers (James Meador, Tippin, Cody Magouirk, Christine Eide) join the occasionally happy couple and the train’s conductor (Scott Fisher) and maid (Meg Hale Brunton) on a whistle-stop tour during which some fall in and out of love, and not everyone is who they seem. Baggage includes heavy drinking, a knife, a gun, and a mysterious burka-clad figure. By the end of the line, will the wedding be on the right or Off the Rails is one train wreck you won’t want to miss!

Photo Credit: Rodney Smith/Tempus Fugit Design

The reviews are coming in!
Theater review: ‘Off the Rails‘ at Asheville’s Magnetic, by Jim Cavener for Citizen Times


The Magnetic Theatre presents Lucia Del Vecchio’s Off the Rails. Directed by Steven Samuels. Starring Tracey Johnston-Crum, Scott Bean, James Meador, Tippin, Cody Magouirk, Christine Eide, Meg Hale Brunton, and Scott Fisher. Set by Kehren Barbour. Costumes by Barbara Zambrelli. Lighting by Jason Williams. Stage Management by Samara Ross-Halleck. At Magnetic 375 (375 Depot Street in the River Arts District). Low-priced previews August 25 & 26. Opening night (with free bubbly) August 27. Continues Thursdays-Saturdays through September 24. All performances at 7:30 PM. Previews $16 online/$19 at the door. All other performances $21 online/$24 at the door. $10 student rush tickets available 15 minutes before curtain with valid I.D. Tickets and info: Info only: 828.239.9250.