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Scripps Ranch Theatre Presents 'Almost Maine,' A Hilarious, Romantic Comedy
Above: Promotional photo of the cast from "Almost Maine," playing March 24 – April 22, 2012 at Scripps Ranch Theatre. Photo courtesy of Scripps Ranch Theatre
“Almost Maine,” a Hilarious, Romantic Comedy
March 24 – April 22, 2012
Scripps Ranch Theatre will present “Almost Maine,” John Cariani’s 19-character play about romantic and sometimes hilarious events that happen one cold night in the mythical town of Almost in northern Maine.
The play consists of nine vignettes that make up the piece, all happening at 9 p.m. on a winter's Friday night, as the townsfolk fall in and out of love with each other. Almost’s residents find themselves falling in any number of romantic predicaments in unexpected and often hilarious ways. Knees are bruised. Hearts are broken. But the bruises heal, and the hearts mend—almost—in this delightful midwinter night’s dream.
A popular ensemble play since it opened off-Broadway in 2006, “Almost Maine” has been produced throughout the United States and around the world, including in Australia, Dubai and South Korea.
Directed by Robert May and produced by Barbara Barber, the Scripps Ranch Theatre production features a talented cast that includes Benjamin Cole, Samantha Ginn, Joshua Jones and DeNae Steele. Each actor portrays multiple characters.
Jill Drexler, SRT artistic director, said, “Scripps Ranch Theatre is proud to present the San Diego premiere of ‘Almost Maine.’ This is a warm, feel-good play for anyone who has ever experienced the mystical wonderment of being in love. It is an exciting play for Scripps Ranch to produce. Four actors playing 19 different parts! Plus, no other theater in San Diego has mounted a full production of this quirky, touching play. It's not totally realistic in many parts, but the emotions and insights are absolutely real.”
Director Robert May said, "I'm happy to work with this group of young, exciting, and talented actors at SRT. DeNae Steele and Samantha Ginn have steadily made names for themselves in San Diego as versatile and engaging personalities with an eclectic charisma. And the arrival of relative newcomers Benjamin Cole and Joshua Jones to San Diego theater should excite anyone who loves discovering actors with impeccable comedic timing, vulnerability, and a fresh, energizing spirit.”
Performance times are 8 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, 2 p.m. on Sunday.
Ticket prices are $25 for general admission, $22 for students, seniors and active military. For reservations please call the theater box office at 858-578-7728.
Location & Directions: Scripps Ranch Theatre performs in the Legler Benbough Theatre on the campus of Alliant International University at 10455 Pomerado Road. Google Map
Exit at Miramar/Pomerado Road. Go east approximately one mile to Willow Creek Road/Avenue of Nations. Turn right into the campus. Head up the hill past the middle school.
From I-5 or 805:
Take the La Jolla Village Drive exit or the Miramar Road exit east. (The name of this road changes from La Jolla Village Drive to Miramar Road and then to Pomerado Road.) Cross over I-15 and proceed one mile to the Willow Creek Road/Avenue of Nations intersection. Turn right into the campus. Head up the hill past the middle school.
Now in its 33rd year, Scripps Ranch Theatre consistently produces high quality and entertaining theater. SRT has earned a reputation as one of the finest small theaters in San Diego.