Souhegan Theater Department
Souhegan High School Presents “Almost, Maine” “Almost, Maine” by John Cariani, is the most widely performed play in American high schools for the past eleven years, and the students of Souhegan’s Theatre Department are thrilled to be bringing it to local audiences this November.
The play inventively explores the mysteries of the human heart, touching audiences with laughter, heartbreak, and hope. It is a whimsical tale of all the different types of love. Knees are bruised. Hearts are broken. Love is found, lost, and confounded. But the bruises heal and the hearts are mended – almost – in what has been described as a “comic, romantic roundelay” by the New York Times. These are real people, experiencing real moments (with a pinch of mysticism), all happening within the same 15-some minutes across the remote, mythical town of Almost, Maine.
Although the show can be performed by as few as 4 actors rotating through all the parts, the Creative Team of Jennifer Stover, Denise Jacobs and Stan St. Onge chose to cast each character separately to involve as many students as possible. The talented cast of 23 students, ranging from freshmen to seniors, act in pairs (and one trio) to bring their individual vignettes to life. Numerous students are also involved behind the scenes. They are involved with every aspect of production, from assistant directing, to costumes, hair and make-up, to stage management, and lighting, sound, and set construction.
Tickets are $10 for adults, $8 for students and seniors and are available at The Homestead, Moulton’s, The Black Forest, the Souhegan High School Welcome Center and at the door. Performances are Thursday November 15th, Friday November 16th and Saturday November 17th at 7:00pm at the Souhegan HS Theatre. Concessions at all performances will be provided in partnership with the Souhegan High School PTSA and will support both the theatre program and Project Graduation. We hope you will join us, and we thank you for supporting the arts at Souhegan High School.