Theatre's Almost, Maine opens Friday, Nov. 13
Kent State University at Stark will kick off its first theatrical event of the 2015-16 season with Almost, Maine by John Cariani on November 13, 14, 20 and 21 at 8 p.m. and on November 15 and 22 at 2:30 p.m. in the Kent State Stark Theatre, 6000 Frank Avenue NW in Jackson Township. American Sign Language interpretation will be provided for the performance on November 22 at 2:30 p.m. Opening night is Scholarship Night with proceeds benefitting students in Kent State Stark theatre and music programs.
On a cold winter’s evening, under the magnetic magic of the northern lights, several couples in the sleepy, mythical town of Almost, Maine experience love’s joys and perils through a series of romantic, whimsical, unpredictable and often hilarious vignettes. Hearts are embraced, bruised, broken and mended – almost – leaving the people of this remote town forever changed.
Ticket prices are $10 for adults and $7 for non-Kent State students, children under 17 and senior citizens. All Kent State students are admitted free of charge with current student ID. Tickets may be obtained beginning Monday, Nov. 2. Reserve tickets online at www.kent.edu/stark/theatre or call the Kent State Stark Theatre Box Office at 330-244-3348, Mondays through Fridays from 1 to 5 p.m.
Directing Almost, Maine is Kent State Stark Assistant Professor of Theatre and Theatre Director Brian Newberg. Louis Williams is the scenic and lighting designer, Stephen Ostertag is the costume designer and Ron Jarvis is the sound designer.