EO Smith Drama Presents: "Almost Maine"

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For Immediate Release

October 3, 2012


E.O. Smith Drama Club Presents Popular “Almost, Maine”

            E.O. Smith High School’s award-winning Drama Club will open its 2012-13 season this month with “Almost, Maine,” a romantic comedy that has received attention from New York to Australia.

            Show dates and times are Friday, Oct. 26, at 7:30 p.m.; Saturday, Oct. 27, at 7:30 p.m., and Sunday, Oct. 28, at 1:30 p.m. All ages are welcome, and shows will be in the E.O. Smith High School auditorium, 1235 Storrs Road, Storrs, 06268. Tickets are $8 general audience and $6 for students and seniors; reservations are not required.   

            Directed by Lenore Grunko and written by playwright John Cariani, the show is set in the fictional town of Almost, Maine, on a cold, winter night. The Northern Lights illuminate the sky as the loves and lives of the town’s residents illuminate the stage. “’Almost Maine’ inventively explores the mysteries of the human heart, touching audiences with laughs, heartbreak and hope,” according to the show’s website, www.almostmaine.com 

            Reviewers have offered the following plaudits:

                           ·          “A whimsical approach to the joys and perils of romance. Magical happenings bloom beneath the snowdrifts. ALMOST MAINE explores the thunderclap of love and the scorched earth that sometimes follows” – The New York Times


                           ·          “Utterly endearing … with a faint dusting of snowbound magical realism.” – Broadway.com


                           ·          “A charmer. Unexpected magic lingers in the air like someone’s breath on a cold winter’s night. ALMOST, MAINE aims for the heart by way of the funny bone.” – The Star-Ledger, Newark, N.J.

                           ·          “An effervescent yet deeply felt tragicomedy. A romantic comedy with a dash of the absurd.” – The Melbourne (Victoria, Australia) Age

For further information, please call 860-487-0877.


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