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Fall 2013 theatre production explores love and loss

Posted: Oct 18, 2013

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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.

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