The Theater Department has announced that its fall Black Box production will be John Cariani's "Almost, Maine," directed by Theatre Department chairman Larry Opitz. The production will run from Oct. 19 to 21, and Oct. 25 to 28 in the Janet Kinghorn Bernhard Theater. All performances will be at 8 p.m., except for Sunday matinees at 2 p.m.
"Almost, Maine" depicts a moonless winter's night in the eponymous town, a place where all is not quite what it seems to be. 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 ways. Knees are bruised and hearts are broken, but the bruises heal, and the hearts mend - almost - in this midwinter night's dream.
"Love is messy," Opitz said in a recent press release, "but we all need it. "Almost, Maine"is a fable about the joys and tribulations of love-what it means to win, to keep and to lose love. Reality and magic combine to produce an enchanting and whimsical tale, and I hope that our audiences will feel free to laugh and cry with us."
As is typical for black box productions, seating for "Almost, Maine" is very limited. Tickets can be purchased from the Theatre Box Office at (518) 580-5439, or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Tickets are $12 for general admission and $8 for students and senior citizens who present valid IDs. For group sales, contact Kathy Mendenhall at (518) 580-5431 or through her email at email@example.com.