October 28, 2013
Communications and Marketing
Saint Anselm College's student theatre group, The Anselmian Abbey Players, will present quirky, romantic comedy "Almost, Maine" on November 7-9 at 7:30 pm in the Dana Center.
Join the Abbey Players as they present this poignant romantic comedy which chronicles hearts breaking and healing. John Cariani's contemporary play tells the story of what happens on a cold, clear, moonless and slightly surreal Friday night in the middle of winter; all is not quite what it seems in the remote, mythical town of Almost, Maine. As the northern lights hover in the star-filled sky, Almost's residents find themselves in a contemporary midwinter night's dream. Love is lost, found, and confounded. Knees are bruised. Hearts are broken. And life for the people of Almost, Maine will never be the same.
There are 10 Saint Anselm student actors portraying 20 roles in the show. Additional students include three student stage managers, and a tech crew of 15. "Almost, Maine" is directed by Saint Anselm alumnus, Matthew Cahoon '99.
Actor and Playwright, Cariani wrote his first play "Almost Maine" when he ran out of audition material. "Almost, Maine," premiered at Portland Stage Company in 2004, opened Off-Broadway in 2006, and is featured in Smith and Kraus' New Playwrights: Best Plays of 2006.
Tickets are $13 for adults, $11 for seniors, children, and N.H. college students. For additional information see the Dana Center website at www.anselm.edu/dana.
Photo: Saint Anselm students junior Alexa "Zoey" Zukowski and freshman Christopher Block in student performance of "Almost, Maine."