Morehead State University’s Department of Music, Drama and Dance continues its 2021-22 theater season with a student-led production of “Almost, Maine” by John Cariani.
The play runs at 7:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, February 17-19 and February 24-26. There are matinee performances at 2 p.m. on Sundays, February 20 and 27. All performances are at the Lucille Caudill Little (LCL) Theater at Breckinridge Hall.
A series of vignettes focuses on one of the not-quite-northernmost towns in America called Almost, Maine. Here, strange surreal events occur to its inhabitants fueled by the phenomenon of the Northern Lights in the sky. These surreal experiences lead the residents of the place to connect, couple and dissolve in romantic, comedic or a combination of both.
Olive Maines, a Mt. Sterling theater graduate, is the production’s student director. She said that due to repeated bouts of wintry weather, the students had to set up the production in less time than normal. She said that in addition to rising to the challenge of producing the show in a shorter timeframe, Maines was continually impressed with the quality of the students’ work, whether in set design, lighting design or craftsmanship. actors on stage.
“‘Almost, Maine’ deals with a lot of great emotions and I know sometimes towards the start of our rehearsal process it was hard to get into those scenes or get out of the mindset that it puts you in. “, Maines said. “My actors can exhibit a wide range of emotions, from the overwhelming feeling of so much love to losing the love they thought they had forever. show and I think people who see this performance will walk away with that in mind.
Maines said that during this production, people will know that almost anything is possible when it comes to love.
“What I hope people will walk away from after seeing ‘Almost, Maine’ is the idea that love comes to us in many different forms. It’s a show about receiving, losing and learning about love in its purest forms,” she said. “I hope people are able to understand that even in situations where it may seem like no one sees you for who you are, there is always someone who does and someone loves you.”
Tickets are $11 for the general public, $6 for seniors and non-MSU students, and free with ID for MSU students. The MSU Theater box office is open 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.
Morehead State University is committed to ensuring the safety and health of its faculty, staff, students, and guests. We are following CDC guidelines and requiring proper spacing and masking indoors.
To learn more about MSU Theater and see this season’s schedule, visit www.moreheadstate.edu/theatre.