Almost, Maine


OXFORD,OH– “ I’m very excited about directing this play since it’s my debut play it really means a lot to me,” said Cate Hudson, Director of Talawanda High School’s fall production of “Almost, Maine.”

Once you walk out onto the stage you’ll see strips of black platforms lined with chairs.  In the middle of the stage are two northern lights-themed popcorn-shaped ramps. As the play opens up you’ll see a couple talking about love and how being close is something they want. Throughout the play, you’ll see nine different vignette-style scenes that show the many different stages of love and loss. There are many things connecting each scene like time, place, and the earthly phenomena of the Aurora Borealis, also known as the northern lights.

“Almost, Maine” was written by John Cariani in late 2002. The drama department decided to do “Almost, Maine” in black-box theatre style, meaning that the seating is limited and you’ll be up close and personal with the cast as they get you in all your feels.

“Being in the show has been a really great experience. It has been so much fun and I’ve made a lot of new friends here. I love everyone in drama, and it’s been a great way to start off my freshman year!” said Maddy Ellis, who plays Glory.

Tickets for the show are on sale now at all three lunches or you can also buy tickets from Ms. Hudson, a cast or crew member, or former drama director Mr. Steffen. Remember tickets are limited so you have to be quick to get your ticket, or you might miss your opportunity to watch a cool and exciting show!