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The​ ​SPHS​ ​Drama​ ​Club​ ​will​ ​present​ ​John​ ​Cariani’s​ ​​Almost, Maine Dec. 1-9

ALMOST, MAINE – ​a​ ​series​ ​of​ ​nine​ ​stories​ ​about love​ ​-​ ​equal​ ​parts​ ​heartbreaking​ ​and​ ​hilarious​ ​-​ ​that​ ​take​ ​place​ ​one​ ​winter​ ​night​ ​in​ ​a​ ​small​ ​town​ ​in northern​ ​Maine.​ ​​Almost, Maine called​ ​“sweet,​ ​poignant,​ ​and​ ​witty.​ ​Nearly​ ​perfect,”​ ​by​ ​the​ ​​New York Daily News,​ ​is​ ​one​ ​the​ ​most​ ​popular​ ​professional,​ ​collegiate,​ ​and​ ​high​ ​school​ ​shows​ ​in​ ​the country.​

​Step​ ​away​ ​from​ ​your​ ​stresses,​ ​put​ ​on​ ​your​ ​boots​ ​and​ ​gloves,​ ​and​ ​travel​ ​to​ ​Almost, Maine​ ​for​ ​this​ ​charming​ ​show​ ​that​ ​can​ ​be​ ​enjoyed​ ​by​ ​the​ ​entire​ ​community. On​ ​a​ ​cold​ ​winter​ ​night,​ ​the​ ​Northern​ ​Lights​ ​appear​ ​in​ ​the​ ​sky​ ​above​ ​Almost​ ​and​ ​odd​ ​things​ ​start happening​ ​to​ ​its​ ​residents.​ ​These​ ​twenty​ ​characters,​ ​played​ ​by​ ​fourteen​ ​actors,​ ​are​ ​all​ ​looking​ ​for something;​ ​some​ ​know​ ​what​ ​that​ ​thing​ ​is,​ ​some​ ​don’t.​ ​Some​ ​don’t​ ​even​ ​know​ ​that​ ​they​ ​are looking.​ ​But​ ​in​ ​each​ ​scene​ ​something​ ​bizarre​ ​will​ ​happen​ ​and​ ​each​ ​character​ ​will​ ​find themselves​ ​on​ ​a​ ​precipice,​ ​dealing​ ​with​ ​“the​ ​thunderclap​ ​of​ ​love​ ​and​ ​the​ ​scorched​ ​earth​ ​that sometimes​ ​follows”(​The New York Times).

​Each​ ​scene​ ​builds​ ​on​ ​the​ ​previous​ ​one​ ​until​ ​a cathartic​ ​climax​ ​ties​ ​it​ ​all​ ​together. Almost, Maine​, directed​ ​by​ ​Nick​ ​Hoffa with​ ​technical​ ​direction​ ​by​ ​James​ ​Jontz, ​runs​ ​two​ ​weekends: Fri​ ​Dec.​ ​1​th​​ ​&​ ​Sat​ ​Dec.​ ​1​th​,​ ​7pm.​ ​Sun​ ​Dec.​ ​3​th​,​ ​2pm.​ ​Fri​ ​and​ ​Sat​ ​Dec.​ ​8​th​​ ​&​ ​9​th​​ ​at​ ​7pm.​ ​The​ ​Little Theater,​ ​South​ ​Pasadena​ ​High​ ​School,​ ​1401​ ​Fremont​ ​Ave.​ ​South​ ​Pasadena.​ ​General​ ​Admission is​ ​$15,​ ​children​ ​under​ ​12​ ​$10.​ ​Tickets​ ​may​ ​be​ ​purchased​ ​online​ ​at​ ​sphsasb.org,​ ​in​ ​the​ ​SPHS student​ ​bank​ ​after​ ​noon,​ ​or​ ​in​ ​the​ ​SPHS​ ​Main​ ​Office.

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