DCHS Theater Department Presents: Almost, Maine
April 12, 2017
When drama students perform this year’s play, they will be welcoming you to “Almost, Maine,” a town that’s so far north, it’s almost not in the United States—it’s almost in Canada. And it almost doesn’t exist because its residents never got around to getting organized. So it’s just…Almost.
The play by John Cariani consists of several short scenes that explore love and loss in a remote, mythical almost-town called Almost, Maine. The play takes place on a cold, clear Friday night in the middle of winter when the residents of Almost find themselves falling in and out of love in the strangest ways.
"We have extremely talented students who have worked very hard to present a show about life, love and hope," said director Janell Marchello. "Almost, Maine" will be presented on April 21 and 22 at 7:30 pm in the DCHS Auditorium.
The play will star several Oberlin students including experienced and familiar actors as well as a few new and inexperienced ones. Jacob Gee and Dani Rouse will play Pete and Ginette in the prologue, interlogue, and epilogue.
The scene “Her Heart” will feature Luke Koerperich and Michaela Peterson as East and Glory. Brittney Wesley as Sandrine, Tyler McHugh as Jimmy, and Petra Trejo as Waitress are in the scene “Sad and Glad.”
“This Hurts” will include Stacia Russ and Trevor Bruhn as Marvalyn and Steve, and “Getting it Back” will feature the characters Gayle and Lendall played by Faith Meitl and Reegon Witt.
Luke Koerperich and Celi Shobe are in the scene “Where it Went.” They will play the characters Phil and Marci.
Jillian Peters and Chris Long will star in “Story of Hope” as Hope and Man, and Tristen Davis and Larry Radovich are Rhonda and Dave in “Seeing the Thing.”
The DCHS Theater Department has never done a show with this set up before. Technical director Ladd Wendelin said, "The set is meant to be secondary to the actors in this play. We are creating a romantic, Northern Maine scenery with snow, the Northern Lights and trees."
Please note, that small children may become bored with this production because it is meant for more mature audiences.