Posted at 1:51 p.m., Jan. 30, 2015

Theater student to direct play of love and loss

Love is in the air, and instead of a movie, why not a play?

“Almost, Maine”is a play by John Cariani made of nine short plays that explore love and loss in a fictional town known as Almost, Maine. The Laramie County Community College Theatre Club will perform six of those nine plays in mid-February. Production on the play began in late November and is now running about an hour and a half long with 13 of the 19 characters who were originally in Cariani’s play.

The play was personally chosen by student director Adrianna True, who first worked on it as a first-time theater student at LCCC this academic year.

“It’s always been a very dear-to-my-heart play,” True said, “so in choosing it I thought, ‘Who do we have in the theater department and how can we make this work?’”

Performance set spirit of Valentine's Day

Thus began collaboration on Cariani’s “Almost, Maine,”which is set to be performed around Valentine’s Day in the spirit of the holiday.

“This time of the year can very difficult for some people,” True said. “People should attend because the play is very sweet, and by the end of it, you can feel that the energy in the room has been lifted as it is a very uplifting play.”

The play showcases a lot of the theater department normally not seen. Several cast members are also the crew, which shows the audience that there is more collaboration for those who are normally working behind the scenes. Among the performers are William Barkley as Lendall; John Akers as East; Sheena McMahon as Glory; Connagher Stumpff as Chad; Hero Webb as Marvelyn; Kali True as waitress; Amber True as Sandrine; Adrianna True as Gayle; Daniel Johnson as Randy; Nick Wood as Jimmy; Mac Marino as Ginette; Kirk Maurer as Pete; and Neil Mahon as Steve.

The play will be performed on Feb. 12-14. Doors open at 7 p.m., and the show begins at 7:30 p.m. Tickets can be purchased by contacting the box office at 307-432-1626 or by email at boxoffice@lccc.wy.edu and at the doors. Tickets are $5 for students and seniors and $10 for adults. All proceeds will go to the suicide prevention organization Grace for 2 Brothers.

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