Cameron University's Department of Theatre Arts will continue its 2009-2010 season, "Celebrating the Streets Where We Live!," with John Cariani's romantic comedy, "Almost, Maine" from February18-21 at the Cameron University Theatre. Curtain time is 7:30 p.m. Thursday-Saturday and 2 p.m on Sunday. Tickets are $12 for adults, $10 for senior citizens, military, non-Cameron students, Cameron faculty and staff. Cameron students are admitted free with Cameron I.D. For reservations, contact the Cameron University Box Office at (580) 581-2478.
"Almost, Maine" is comprised of short vignettes featuring different characters, allowing cast members to play multiple roles. The cast is made up on CU students Hannah Brock, Josh Fortney, Stephanie Hesse, Christopher Jefferson, Brett Jolly, and Gordon Tahquechi, all of Lawton; Leah Mazur, Cache; and Bryan West, Howard, OH. Professor of Theatre Arts Scott Richard Klein is directing the production.
The production team includes CU students J. David Duncan, Brandi Goldsmith, Christan Gillis, Brenda Sodano, all of Lawton; Rosanne Larson-Almor, Medicine Park; Truly Pettijohn, Marlow; and Neila Etienne, St. David's, Grenada. CU faculty and staff members Eric Abbott, Don Evans and Michael Ewing complete the production team.
On a clear, moonless Friday night in the middle of winter, all is not quite what it seems in the remote, mythical town of Almost, Maine. As the northern lights hover in the sky above, residents find themselves falling in and out of love in unexpected hilarious ways. Knees are bruised; hearts are broken. But the bruises heal and the hearts mend-almost-in what has been described as "a comic, romantic roundelay" by The Wall Street Journal and "a sweet-natured valentine to fools and idiots" by The Los Angeles Times. "Almost, Maine" is a delightful midwinter night's dream that inventively explores the mysteries of the human heart, touching audiences with laughter, heartbreak and hope. (This production contains material that some people may find objectionable.)
The CU Department of Theatre Arts is a member of the Southwest Theatre and Film Association and the Oklahoma Community Theatres Association.
February 11, 2010