O’Kane Theatre Announces Fall Performances
By Sheryl E. Taylor
Per the publisher’s site about the play:
Welcome to Almost, Maine (by John Cariani), a place that’s so far north, it’s almost not in the United States. It’s almost in Canada. And it’s not quite a town, because its residents never got around to getting organized. So it almost doesn’t exist. One cold, clear, winter night, as the northern lights hover in the star-filled sky above, the residents of Almost, Maine, find themselves falling in and out of love in unexpected and hilarious ways. Knees are bruised. Hearts are broken. But the bruises heal, and the hearts mend—almost—in this delightful midwinter night’s dream.
“Almost, Maine” Performance Schedule
Friday, Oct 26: 8 p.m.
Saturday, Oct. 27: 1:30 p.m.
Wednesday, Oct. 31: 1:30 p.m.
Thursday, Nov. 1: 8 p.m.
Friday, Nov. 2: 1:30 p.m. & 8 p.m.
Saturday, Nov 3: 8 p.m.
This O’Kane production features 16 student actors; a backstage crew; set, lighting, and sound design by Adam Spencer, UHD technical director and lecturer; and costume designer Laura Winslow, UHD lecturer in drama.
Also this fall, O’Kane Theatre will feature “One Acts” performances—excerpts/scenes from full-length plays—at 8 p.m. on Nov. 29, 30 and 31.
For more information, contact the O’Kane Theatre Box Office at 713-226-5597. Tickets are $5.
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