Tuesday, July 10, 2012

‘Almost, Maine’ at Tara Theatre

Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota theatre students to stage romantic comedy
Dates: October 23-27, 2012
Tuesday through Saturday - 7:30 p.m.
Tickets: £13 / £9 CONCS

In a premiere Tara Theatre performance, Saint Mary’s University theatre majors from Winona, Minnesota, will stage the romantic comedy “Almost, Main,” written by John Cariani, a show that explores love and loss and will leave you thoroughly warmed from the inside out.

On a cold, clear, moonless 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 above, Almost's residents find themselves falling in and out of love in unexpected and often hilarious way. Knees are bruised. Hearts are broken. But the bruises heal, and the hearts mend — almost — in this delightful midwinter night’s dream.

Qualified theatre majors at Saint Mary's are studying theatre in London, England, this semester through the Stefannié Valéncia Kierlin Theatre in London Program. Under the guidance of Saint Mary’s faculty, the program will include a variety of classes in theatre, as well as courses focusing on broader enrichment. Students will have the unique opportunity to attend numerous performances at London’s West End, Off-West End, and Fringe theatres.

Produced by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, Inc.

Director: Dr. Gary Diomandes
Stage Manager: Jon Goblirsch
Set Design: Elyssa Mattson
Lighting Design: Matthew Schneider
Costumes: Tasha Nelson
Sound Design: Charlotte Deranek
Props: Julie Frederickson
Cast: Alexander Akers, Alexander Green, Brian Pipal, Julie Frederickson, Lydia Monroe, Taylor Marshall-Miernicki, Ali Kriz, Katie Sapper