Olivet students take the stage this November in the fall theatre presentation, “Almost, Maine.” This romantic comedy, described by The New York Times as a “whimsical approach to the joys and perils of romance,” will be presented in Kresge Auditorium at Larsen Fine Arts Center on Olivet’s campus.
Show times are: Friday, Nov. 8, 7:30 p.m.; Saturday, Nov. 9, 2 p.m.; Friday, Nov. 15, 7 p.m.; Saturday, Nov. 16, 7 p.m.
Written by John Cariani, the play is comprised of nine short vignettes and stars:
- Jamison Burchfield (senior, St. Joseph, Mich.) as Pete
- Mary Hall (junior, St. Louis, Mo.) as Ginette
- Kolby Meador (junior, Oreana, Ill.) as East
- Jordan Hirl (sophomore, Clinton, Iowa) as Glory
- Colin Keppner (freshman, Manhattan, Ill.) as Jimmy
- Emmaline Brown (sophomore, Osseo, Mich.) as Sandrine
- Lindsey Shoemaker (junior, Frankfort, Ill.) as Waitress
- Jessa Hendricker (freshman, Clinton, Ill.) as Marvalyn
- Samuel Cullado (junior, Stow, Ohio) as Steve
- Ron Gamache (senior, Flint, Mich.) as Lendall
- Michaela Maris (sophomore, Altanta, Ill.) as Gayle
- Hannah Williams (senior, Beavercreek, Ohio) as Ally
- Nick Allen (junior, Bourbonnais, Ill.) as Chad
- Tatiana Diaz (junior, Plainfield, Ill.) as Marci
- Justin Kollar (freshman, Muskegon, Mich.) as Phil
- Ashley Sarver (junior, Springfield, Ohio) as Hope
- Alexander Osborne (freshman, Westwego, La.) as Man
- Jennifer Taylor (freshman, Vincennes, Ind.) as Rhonda
- Cody Keppner (freshman, Manhattan, Ill.) as Dave
Almost is a remote, mythical town in northern Maine. Although it cannot be found on a map, “if you look up, you might catch a glimpse of it … almost,” said Jerry Cohagan, director and theatre arts professor. Set on a cold, clear, slightly surreal Friday night in the middle of winter, the play explores the loves and losses of its residents.
Tickets are $12 for adults, and $6 for students and senior adults over 65. For more information or to reserve tickets for the Nov. 8 and 9 shows, call 815-928-5791. For more information or to reserve tickets for the Nov. 15 and 16 shows, call 815-928-5543.