This archived article was written by: Ashley Stilson
Romantic comedy is in the air as USU Eastern’s theater department prepares for their first play this semester titled Almost Maine. Lisha Michel sums up her experience in “Almost Maine,” “My favorite part of this whole production is getting to act with my very best friend.”
Written by an American actor, John Cariani, “Almost Maine” follows nine different couples as they explore the puzzling issues of romance. Set in the fictional town of Almost, Maine, sober and humorous incidents are contained within this witty play.
The 14 actors that take part in “Almost Maine” are: Scott Zaborski, Lisha Michel, Tyrell Clement, Annie Morey, Josh Bone, Leandra Arroyo, Madison Alleman, DeeJay Laughbon, Braden Hampel, Alissa Peters, Timothy Swenson, Savana Miller, and Dwayne and Carrie Huffaker. They all play different couples who “Fall in and out of love” throughout the miniseries.
“It’s a very sweet-hearted show that anyone can relate to in some way,” Swensen commented. “This is a show about people going through various stages of love.”
Professional actor and director, Morgan Lund, has come from Salt Lake City to direct “Almost Maine.” Theatre director, Grady McEvoy, heads the set design and lighting, while the costume design is by Corey Ewan and Annie Morey.
“It’s romantic,” said Arroyo. “And perfect for a Valentine’s date.”
“Almost Maine” is running from Feb. 7-16 in the Geary Theatre at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $10 for adults, $7 for senior citizens, $5 for non-USU Eastern students and faculty, and $2 for USU students with ID cards.