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Crookston Times - Crookston, MN
  • Review: CCT’s ‘Almost, Maine’ is worth your time

  • Crookston Community Theater's latest production, "Almost, Maine", which illustrates the love stories of several couples, has many notes that may hit close to home.
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  • Almost, Maine isn't a place found on any map. In fact, the people who live there have never taken the time to have their "town" incorporated. They are far too busy falling in and out of love.
     
    Crookston Community Theater's latest production, "Almost, Maine", which illustrates the love stories of several couples, has many notes that may hit close to home. As with most small communities, everyone knows everyone. You can't bat an eyelash at your neighbor without it being the latest, greatest gossip. The quirky element in the play revolves around the fact that the actors play several different roles. In many scenes, they are actually telling juicy tales about themselves as a different person within the story.
     
    "Almost, Maine" depicts romantic relationships at every level, from love at first sight to the unraveling of a long marriage. Filled with lots of laughter and possibly a few tears, this play will tug heartstrings and conjure memories of the viewer's own experiences with that thing called love.
     
    "Almost, Maine" has two shows remaining, today and Saturday, Feb. 16, both at 7:30 p.m. in the Crookston High School Auditorium. Doors open at 7:00. The show contains adult situations and humor and may not be appropriate for young children.
     
    Cast members include: Brooke Hamilton, Dylan Kaste, Tyler Lowthian, Ian MacRae, Collen McRae,  Gareth McNichol-Briggs, Lela Olson, Aryanna Ostgaard, Andrew Svec, Beth Waxler and Meredith Wentzel. "Almost, Maine" is directed by Penny Chmielewski and produced in part via a grant from the Northwest Minnesota Arts Council.

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