Friday, April 8, 2011

Washington College Riverside Players Present Comedy "Almost, Maine"

CHESTERTOWN, MD—The Washington College Riverside Players will present David Cariani’s comedy Almost, Maine Thursday and Friday, April 21 and 22 at 7 p.m. in Norman James Theatre.
Founded in 1998 as an independent student-run group, Riverside Players allows students to propose, direct, act in, design, and produce plays without necessarily being involved with the drama department.
Almost, Maine is a comedy about love, loss, and love once again. The entire production takes place at 9 p.m. one cold winter night in the fictional town of Almost. “We journey through the characters’ lives and are given snapshots into what occurs in their lives that night,” says director Grace Holliday, a Washington College junior.
Holliday says she chose to produce and direct this play because of its universal theme. “Love is something every single person has experienced, or is experiencing, or will one day find they are experiencing. This is a comedy, yes, and it is romantic, but more than any of those things, it is real,” she adds.
The cast of Almost, Maine includes Tim Meren ’13, Katie Muldowney ’12, Mike Zurawski ’12, Emily Robart ’12, Mike Liberto ’14, Alyssa Velazquez ’12, James Julius Winn ’11, Antoine Jordan ’12, Sam Bitzelberger ’14 and Emily Broomell ’12. “Working with this incredibly strong cast is an absolute pleasure,” says Holliday. “They are full of ideas and enthusiasm for this show and it really comes across.”
Norman James Theatre is located in William Smith Hall on the College campus, 300 Washington Avenue. Admission to Almost, Maine is free and open to the public.

Photo: In a rehearsal, the character of Pete, played by Tim Meren ’13, hopefully awaits the return of his girlfriend.

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