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Chill Out at Lone Star College-Montgomery’s Production of Almost, Maine

Almost, Maine
Lone Star College-Montgomery’s drama department is excited to bring you winter in July, with its cool production of John Cariani’s Almost, Maine, July 9-11. Email MontgomeryFineArts@LoneStar.edu for more information.
Fresh off the success of Chicago, Lone Star College-
Montgomery’s drama department is excited to bring you winter in July, with its cool production of John Cariani’s Almost, Maine.

On a chilly, clear, moonless night in the middle of winter, all is not quite what it seems in the remote, mythical town of Almost, Maine. As the northern lights hover in the star-filled sky above, residents find themselves falling in and out of love, in unexpected and hilarious ways. Watch as bruised knees heel and broken hearts mend–almost–in this midwinter night's dream.

Tim Campbell, associate professor of drama and the show’s director, describes the play as a lyrically sweet and tender romantic comedy that has  something for everyone.

“In what is a series of short individual scenes, the play takes a whimsical look at all aspects of falling in and out of love,” Campbell explains, “often with an amusing sense of magical realism.”

The production re-introduces three former LSC-Montgomery drama students who now participate in dramatic arts undergraduate programs elsewhere, and united them with current students.

Campbell states that this brings a fresh and exciting energy to the play, with the actors learning from one another, scene after scene.

Almost, Maine is a charming, romantic comedy that our entire community should find very enjoyable,” said Chase Waites, drama department chair at LSC-Montgomery.

With scene production and lighting designed by LSC-Montgomery associate professor of theatre, Rob Kreps, and sound controlled by live entertainment technology (LET) student Romy Shaw, Almost, Maine has brought together an all-star team of actors and production staff to create a memorable show.

Almost, Maine is rated PG-13 and features some adult themes.

Almost, Maine will play July 9-11 at 7 p.m. in the Mainstage Theatre on the LSC-Montgomery campus, located in the Performing Arts Center, building D. There will be a matinee performance on Saturday, July 11, at 3 p.m.  Tickets can be purchased online by visiting www.LoneStar.edu/Theatre-Montgomery or at the box office on the day of the performance. Tickets are $10 for general admission, $7 for seniors (55+), and $5 for students, faculty, staff and children.

On Wednesday, July 8, there will be a special preview at 5:30 p.m. where tickets are discounted to $5 for the community and free to LSC-Montgomery faculty, staff and students.

For more information, please contact Lauren Lazo, program coordinator for theatre/fine arts at LSC-Montgomery, at (936) 273-7021 or email MontgomeryFineArts@LoneStar.edu.

LSC-Montgomery is located at 3200 College Park Drive, one-half mile west of Interstate 45, between Conroe and The Woodlands. For more information about the college, call (936) 273-7000, or visit www.LoneStar.edu/montgomery.
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