Nov. 8, 2012
The Morningside College Theatre Department will present “Almost, Maine” at 7 p.m. on Nov. 15, 16 and 17, and at 2 p.m. on Nov. 18 in Klinger-Neal Theatre, 3700 Peters Ave.
On a Friday night in the deepest winter, residents of the remote, mythical town of Almost, Maine (so far north it’s almost in Canada), are falling in and out of love in unexpected, unusual and hilarious ways in this unique romantic comedy where nine actors play 19 different characters.
Student cast members include Molly Baker of Sioux City; Ben Catus of Moville, Iowa; April McCormick of Forest City, Iowa; Addison Morgan of Kansas City, Kan.; Alex Quinlain of Sioux City; Cat Ruddy of Minneapolis, Minn.; Michael Stern of Santiago in the Dominican Republic; Charles Ummach of Sergeant Bluff, Iowa; and Maddie Walsh of Mapleton, Iowa.
Students on the crew are stage manager Mel Richter of Rock Valley, Iowa; assistant stage manager Minh Vu of Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam; set designer Cristina McCrystal of Sloan, Iowa; lighting designer Haleigh Pigott of Sioux City; and backstage activity supervisor Haley Gabriel of Holdrege, Neb.
The play is directed by visiting instructor of theatre Kenton Jones, who comes to Morningside after serving as a graduate assistant at Eastern Michigan University in Ypsilanti. Betty Skewis-Arnett, professor and chair of the theatre and dance department, designed the costumes.
General admission tickets are $7. Morningside College students, faculty and staff are admitted free of charge with ID.