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Theatre Conservatory to stage Almost, Maine on Feb. 15-17

Posted: 02/06/2013
John Cariani’s widely praised 2006 romantic comedy, Almost, Maine, which explores the joy, beauty, and mystery of love and the heartbreak that can come with it, will be staged at Roosevelt University Feb. 15-17.
All is not what it seems in the fictional town of Almost, Maine. The play, staged as a series of short vignettes, follows residents of the small town one starry winter night as they experience, in unpredicted and entertaining ways, the bliss and anguish of falling in and out of love. The New York Times has stated that Almost, Maine is “a whimsical approach to the joys and perils of romance. Magical happenings bloom beneath the snowdrifts”, and it has become the most produced play in North American high schools, overtaking William Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Ray Frewen, associate professor at Roosevelt University, and an award-winning director and accomplished actor, will direct the play.
Perfect for Valentine’s Day weekend, Almost, Maine is being performed at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Feb. 15 and 16, and at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 17 in the O’Malley Theatre, located on the seventh floor of the Auditorium Building at Roosevelt University, 430 S. Michigan Ave., Chicago. For tickets, call 312-341-3831.