Sunday, November 27, 2011
I recently attended a dress rehearsal of the WWCC theater production of "Almost, Maine".
To quote Kevin Loomer, director, "It's a warm, lovely play ... set in a cold place." The staging hits you right away. It's cold in ‘Almost, Maine.' It's winter and the sky is dark, except for the occasional flashing of the northern lights (by Jessica Barkl). Snow drifts are the background, and light fluffy snow seems to surround you.
Then the lights come up, and small vignettes tell the audience stories of love. New love, old bored love, love lost and love found.
"Almost, Maine" is the home to these quirky explorations of love and relationships that prove thought-provoking, touching, philosophical, and hilarious. I smiled, sighed and laughed out loud.
Once again, Kevin Loomer's direction of student actors does not disappoint. There are many new faces on the WWCC China Pavilion stage. We in Walla Walla are very fortunate to have at our fingertips a vast wealth of theater opportunities to enjoy.
WWCC's theater remains the best value for your entertainment dollar. With shows running for $8 for adults and $6 for students and seniors, this show is truly the best value for your money!
I encourage you to treat yourself to an evening in "Almost, Maine." The show started Friday. It will be at 2 p.m. today. Next weekend, it continues Thursday through Saturday at 7 p.m., and Sunday at 2 p.m.
You'll leave the theater with a warm heart, no matter what the weather outside!