Walkersville High School Theatre will present Almost, Maine this week with four showings. Shows will be presented at 7:00 p.m. each evening of November 7th, 8th, and 9th. A final show will be presented at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, November 10th.
Almost, Maine is a play by John Cariani, comprising nine short plays that explore love and loss in a remote, mythical almost-town called Almost, Maine.
Synopsis from StageAgent.com
A woman carries her heart, broken into nineteen pieces, in a small paper bag. A man shrinks to half his former size, after losing hope in love. A couple keep the love they have given each other in large red bags, or compress the mass into the size of a diamond. These playful and surreal experiences are commonplace in the world of John Cariani’s Almost, Maine, where on one deeply cold and magical Midwinter Night, the citizens of Almost — not organized enough for a town, too populated for a wilderness — experience the life-altering power of the human heart. Relationships end, begin, or change beyond recognition, as strangers become friends, friends become lovers, and lovers turn into strangers. Propelled by the mystical energy of the aurora borealis and populated with characters who are humorous, plain-spoken, thoughtful, and sincere, Almost, Maine is a series of loosely connected tales about love, each with a compelling couple at its center, each with its own touch of sorcery.
Almost, Maine premiered at the Portland Stage Company in Portland, Maine in 2004 where it broke box office records and garnered critical acclaim.
Tickets can be purchased online at https://whstheatre.booktix.com/ for a discounted rate of $5.00 per student or senior and $8.00 per adult. Tickets at the door are $8.00 per student or senior and $12.00 per adult.
Almost, Maine is presented by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, Inc. in New York. This production will be directed by Louise Van-Gilder Martin.