On a cold, clear, moonless Friday night in the middle of winter, all is not quite what it seems in the remote, mythical town of Almost, Maine.
So starts the second production of the 2013-14 season at the North Platte Community Playhouse. The play Almost Maine will open Nov. 16.
As northern lights hover in the star-filled sky above, residents of Almost find themselves falling in and out of love in unexpected and often hilarious ways.
Knees are bruised; hearts are broken. Love is lost, found, and confounded. But the bruises heal. The hearts mend, almost in what has been described as "a comic, romantic roundelay," by the Wall Street Journal. Almost Maine inventively explores the mysteries of the human heart, touching audiences with laughter, heartbreak and hope, promoters say.
Ticket sales start Monday, Nov. 11 at the Playhouse Monday-Friday from noon-5 p.m., online at www.northplattecommunityplayhouse.com or at the door before any performance.
Performances will be held Nov. 16, 17, 22, 23 and 24, with Friday and Saturday performances starting at 8 p.m. and the Sunday matinees at 2 p.m.
The production is directed by Carey Harder and is made possible, in part, by the support of the Nebraska Arts Council and the Nebraska Cultural Endowment of the Arts.
Ryan Pleiss-Randy, Phil, Dave
John Visel-Steve, Man
Corey Scott-Chad, Jimmy
Davey McCombs-Lendall, Pete
Amanda Paige Pleiss-Sandrine, Marci
Nicole Fiechtner-Marvelyn, Gayle, Glory
Katy Walker-Ginette, Waitress