Spencer Community Theatre presents: 'Almost, Maine'

Friday, December 7, 2018

Spencer Community Theatre welcomes audiences to the second show of its 59th anniversary season, “Almost, Maine.” Almost, Maine, is a place that’s so far north, it’s almost not in the United States. It’s almost in Canada. And it’s not quite a town because its residents never got around to getting organized, so it almost doesn’t exist. One cold, clear, winter night, as the northern lights hover in the star-filled sky above, the residents of Almost find themselves falling in and out of love in unexpected and hilarious ways. Knees are bruised. Hearts are broken. But the bruises heal, and the hearts mend — almost — in this delightful midwinter night’s dream.

The cast and crew of “Almost, Maine.”
Photos by Joseph Hopper

CAST

After a long evening comparing how bad their days were, best friends Randy (Brent Berends) and Chad (Harrison Gabe) find themselves in trouble trying to leave a frozen lake.

Pete - Jay Oldenkamp

Declaring himself impervious to pain, Steve (Colin Van Westen) and Marvalyn (Julie Beehler) work their way through Steve’s self-authored lists of “things that hurt” and “things that don’t hurt” while killing time in a laundromat.

Ginette - Shyan Harrod

Hope (Rhiannon Smith) stops by the last known residence of an old flame, only to find a mysterious man (William McAlpine) now lives there.

East/Randy - Brent Berends

Gloria/Gayle - Amanda Green

Jimmy/Phil - Steve Deutsch

Sandrine/Marci - Yvonne Hinrichsen

Waitress/Hope - Rhiannon Smith

Marvalyn/Rhonda - Julie Beehler

Steve/Dave - Colin Van Westen

Lendall/Chad - Harrison Gabe

Man - William McAlpine

CREW

Director - Liz McNea

Stage Manager - Kristoffer Pirie

Assistant Stage Manager - Cassie Gabe

Technical Director - Roger Partridge

Scenic Design - Liz McNea

Light Board Operator - Jimmy Momsen

Costume Design - Marta Johnson and Cast

REMAINING SHOWS

7:30 p.m. - Friday, Dec. 7

7:30 p.m. - Saturday, Dec. 8

2 p.m. - Sunday, Dec. 9

7:30 p.m. - Friday, Dec. 14

7:30 p.m. - Saturday, Dec. 15

2 p.m. - Sunday, Dec. 16

Sitting on a park bench and taking in the night sky, Pete (Jay Oldenkamp) delves into sidewalk philosophy and explains a paradox on physical closeness to Ginette (Shyan Harrod).
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