By Justin Franz, 3-06-12
||Caption: Actors Morgan Phelps and Lydia Lukenbill prepare for "Almost, Maine," a Whitefish Theatre Co production. - Photo Courtesy of Jill Courtney.
I've been to most dark corners of the Pine Tree State, since I am a native "Mainer," but I've never been to "Almost, Maine." Mostly due to the fact that it doesn't exist. But the “remote, mythical” town in the north woods will be brought to life this week at the O’Shaughnessy Center in Whitefish.
Almost, Maine takes place on a clear Friday night in the middle of winter when everyone in town is falling in and out of love, often with hilarious results. The play is being headed up by first-time Director Scarlett Schindler, an experienced local actor, and a full cast of 15 performers. Working with such a large cast is one thing that excited Schindler.
“Having such a big cast worked well with one of my goals as a new director: I wanted to see some new people auditioning who hadn't braved it yet, and help grow our base of actors at WTC,” Schindler said.
The play is split into nine vignettes and includes a variety of different stories. It's been praised by critics and was originally written by John Cariani.
Tickets for Almost, Maine are $8 and are available at the door. The show starts at 7:30 p.m. on March 10 and 11 and is appropriate for adults and older students.
For more information call (406) 862-5371 or visit www.whitefishtheatreco.org
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