Fairview’s “Almost, Maine” a hit
“Almost, Maine.” It’s a play about a little almost town in the middle of Maine that never got itself organized enough to become a real town. One night, at nine pm in the middle of the winter, something magical happens. Actually, nine things. Nine separate love stories, couples falling in or out of love.
Basically, “Almost, Maine” is the theatrical version of “Love, Actually.” It’s a chick flick in play form. From the girl who carries around her broken heart in a bag, to the woman who returns to respond to her boyfriend’s proposal years later, only to find that he’s already married, to the man who can’t feel pain until he’s kissed for the first time, the play was everything from hilarious to heartbreaking.
Not only was “Almost, Maine,” charming, sweet, and emotional, it was very well done. The cast was well rehearsed and performed flawlessly. The set was well built, simple but effective. The crew performed the scene changes effortlessly.
Fairview has an unusually good theater department, filled with incredibly talented students. If you didn’t go see “Almost, Maine,” you missed out. Actually, if you missed anything that the theater department put on, ever, you missed out. Start going to more performances. Seriously. You won’t regret it.