Fall Mainstage: “Almost, Maine” by John Cariani
Dates and times: Nov. 15, 16 & 23 at 7:30 p.m.; Nov. 17 & 24 at 2:30 p.m. (ASL interpreted)
Location: Goshen College Umble Center
Cost: $10 general, $5 students/seniors/GC employees. Tickets can be purchased in advance through the Goshen College Box Office by contacting (574) 535-7566, firstname.lastname@example.org or online at www.goshen.edu/tickets. Tickets can also be purchased at the Umble Center box office one hour before the show.
The Goshen College Theater Department will present John Cariani’s play “Almost, Maine” on Nov. 15, 16 & 23 at 7:30 p.m. and Nov. 17 & 24 at 2:30 p.m. in Goshen College’s Umble Center.
Set in Almost, Maine, a place that’s so far north, it’s almost not in the United States, on a cold, clear, winter night, as the northern lights hover in the star-filled sky above, the town’s residents find themselves falling in and out of love in unexpected and hilarious ways. Knees are bruised. Hearts are broken. But the bruises heal, and the hearts mend—almost—in this delightful midwinter night’s dream.
“Almost, Maine is a romantic comedy that offers food for thought in a variety of small town relationships,” said professor of theater and director Doug Liechty Caskey. “I’m fascinated by playwright John Cariani’s play structure that depicts nine different scenes of the same 10-15 minute window of time on a cold northern Maine evening just prior to the appearance of the atmospheric phenomenon known as the northern lights. The audience gets to experience both the down-to-earth, ordinary conversations and happenings in various locations around town, all leading to a remarkably ‘extra’ordinary nod from the cosmos.”
Tickets are $10 general admission, $5 students/seniors/GC employees. Tickets can be purchased in advance through the Goshen College Box Office by contacting (574) 535-7566, email@example.com or online at www.goshen.edu/tickets. Tickets can also be purchased at the Umble Center box office one hour before the show.
The cast includes:
- Willa Beidler, a first-year theater major from Lancaster, Pennsylvania;
- Ben Meyer Reimer, a senior theater and music major from Goshen;
- Ian Keim, a senior molecular biology/biochemistry major from Gsohen;
- Lauren Myers, a senior biology major from North Manchester, Indiana;
- Kailey Rice, a junior sign language interpreting and music major from Frisco, Texas;
- Dali Rodriguez, a junior theater major from Sanford, Florida;
- Lisa Rosado Rivera, a junior music and theater major from San Juan, Puerto Rico;
- Jeremiah Sherrill, a sophomore film production major from Goshen;
- Kyle Snyder, a senior accounting major from Goshen; and
- Cara Wilson, a junior theater and film production major from Indianapolis.
The production team includes:
Director: Doug Liechty Caskey
Technical Assistance: Aaron Kaufmann, Phil Weaver-Stoesz
Producer: Anna Kurtz Kuk
Assistant Director: Shianne Harrison
Stage Manager: Madeline Smith Kauffman
Set Designer: Katy Thornthwaite
Light Designer: Nathan Berkey
Costume Designers: Alex Miller and Olivia Smucker
Hair & Makeup Designer: Olivia Smucker
Props Designer: Emmy Rupp
Sound Designer: Jacob Claassen
Intimacy Coach: Ben Meyer Reimer
Assistant Technical Director: Jacob Claassen
Assistant Light Designer: Andrea Peters
Assistant Stage Managers: Gloria Bontrager-Thomas, Olivia Ewry
Light Board Operator: Andrea Peters
Sound Board Operator: Bek Zehr
Master Carpenter: Levi Glick
Master Electrician: Nathan Berkey
Costume Shop Manager: Lauren Myers
Costume Construction: Greta Neufeld, Krislynn Lancaster
Props Crew: Tobias Garcia, April Pollock
Sound Assistant: Bek Zehr
Set Construction: Adam Hinegardener, Ash Caldera, Benji Wall, Mags Dutchersmith
Production Assistant: Danielle Pagoria
House Managers: Kelsey Winters, Brandy Lowe, Nasim Rasoulipour, Emma Zuercher
Umble Center is accessible to wheelchairs and people with other physical limitations. American Sign Language interpretation will be offered during the Sunday, Nov. 24 performance of the play.
Tickets cost $10 for general admission and $5 for students and seniors, and can be purchased in advance through the Goshen College Box Office by calling (574) 535-7566, emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or online at goshen.edu/tickets. Tickets can also be purchased at the Umble Center Box Office one hour before the show.