New Play ALMOST, MAINE Features Small Town Romance

Kimberly Vialpando
The Paw Print

February 1 was the opening night of the romantic comedy play “ALMOST, MAINE.” Directed by seniors Mark Jones and Jonathan Andujar, the romantic comedy consists of eight one-act scenes that take place in the small town Almost, Maine. The play is just in time for Valentine’s Day.
The play was both humorous and light-hearted. Every scene had the audience both captivated and highly amused. It was a great “feel good” show.
The place ALMOST, MAINE, as described by John Hauser’s character Easton, is a town so small and unorganized that it isn’t even on the map, hence the name “Almost.”
From the beginning, the directors and cast members take you on an adventure, with unexpected surprises and romance. With twists, turns, and some bumps along the road, you really felt involved.
The play began with some amazing music, thanks to the  talented Mason Miller, who played through the acts and intermission. His character, along with Emily Klemm, started out by describing how even though your right next to someone, they can feel like they are on the other side of the world.
The following act, took you on a journey of love at first sight. A boy discovers he instantly loves a girl he finds camping out in his yard. John Hauser and Rachel Boyce did a great job and had real chemistry.
The rest of the acts took the audience on several endeavors, from flirtatious behavior to becoming more than friends. Whether it was discovering, first kisses, or witnessing a forgotten anniversary, the audience was both touched and entertained.
One of the crowd favorites seemed to be the act “Seeing the Thing.” The act had a lot of physical humor. Cast members Caty Herrick and Ian Orbke did fantastic, really getting into character and making everyone laugh and enjoy themselves. Nearly everyone seemed impressed by their enthusiasm.
Director Jonathan Andujar said, “When I first saw the play Almost, Maine at the 2010 RMTA festival I knew it was a special show”
“The stories in Almost, Maine weren’t just love stories. Instead, they worked to show the full spectrum of love, the good and the bad parts,” added director Mark Jones.
“ALMOST, MAINE” is performed in the Xperimental Theatre and continues nightly through February 5. Call 719-587-TIXX for reservations. Tickets are $8.00 for community members and are free to ASC students and faculty. is powered by WordPress µ | Spam prevention powered by Akismet