Newtown Arts Company’s production of John Cariani’s "Almost, Maine," opens Thursday at the Newtown Theatre.
The Newtown Arts Company offers the following description of the production:
“On a cold, clear, moonless Friday night at 9 p.m. in the middle of winter, all is not quite what it seems in the remote, mythical town of Almost, Maine. As the Aurora Borealis hovers in the star filled night sky, residents find themselves falling in and out of love in unexpected and often hilarious ways. Knees are bruised, hearts are broken, love is lost, found and confounded. But the bruises heal and the hearts mend--almost--in what has been described as a delightful midwinter night’s dream. Almost, Maine is about one moment in time, exploring the mysteries of the human heart, touching audiences with heartbreak, hope, and laughter."
John Rasiej of Wrightstown is the director. The cast includes: Brie Applegate, Margaret DeAngelis and Bruce Perlman of New Hope, Amelia Arrigo, Kevin Ball, Doug Eberhart, Gary LaSasso and Martha Stringer of Yardley, Andrea LaBella, Jane Landes, Gary Lumpkin and Joe McKernan of Newtown, Amanda Cutalo of Lawrenceville, NJ, Tim Costello of Horsham, Wren Workman of North Wales, Larry Roberts and Martha Ellen Smith of Levittown.
“Producing a play in the Historic Newtown Theatre is a thrilling and awesome experience. Just imagining the multitude of events and performances that have taken place here over the past 180 years is very humbling,” producer Jane DeKorte said. “This grand old theater is the oldest movie theater in continuous use in the United States today and I am grateful to be working in this venue with such a phenomenal cast and wonderful crew”
Jackie Tamburrino and Maryellen Raymond are co-producers.
“Almost, Maine” will be performed Thursday through Oct. 24. The play runs for one week with no performance on Monday, Oct. 22. Click here for a full schedule of peformances. Group rates are available online at www.newtownartscompany.com or by calling 215-860-7058.
Newtown Arts Company is a nonprofit organization. Proceeds from productions benefit scholarships for students pursuing higher education in the arts. More than $92,000 has been awarded since 1983.