GUELPH – Almost, Maine, by John Cariani, is a romantic comedy coming to the Guelph Little Theatre stage Feb. 8 through Feb. 25.
Directed by local actor and educator Lisa MacNeil, this play is visually stunning as the set simulates many outdoor spaces that appear in the play.
“One step into the theatre and you’ll be captivated by the large beautifully crafted and painted trees, some reaching as high as 14 feet,” said theatre officials.
Local artisans Barbara Bryce and Robin Baird-Lewis spent hours painting the detailed and realistic wonders of nature.
Local set designers and builders Paul Briggs and Jim Hoare meticulously cut the snow covered trees to frame the nine intersecting stories that comprise the plot of this popular production which shares the life-changing power of the human heart.
The use of multi-leveled risers, each one lightly splashed with snow-like material, are set under the Northern Lights to convey the mythical town of Almost, Maine.
“Add a talented cast and crew and you’ll experience the magic of this play with characters that are succinct, insightful, thoughtful and humorous.” officials state.
Relationships start, alter and sometimes end as strangers transform into friends, friends evolve into lovers, and lovers turn into strangers.