Department of Fine Arts
|The Francis Marion
University Theatre's 2011-12 season's fall production
will be Almost, Maine
by John Cariani, directed by professor Glen Gourley.
On a cold, 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, Almost's residents find themselves falling in and out of love 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 whimsical approach to the joys and perils of romance. Magical happenings bloom beneath the snowdrifts." —NY Times. "A charmer…Unexpected magic lingers in the air like someone's breath on a cold winter's night. John Cariani aims for the heart by way of the funny bone." —Star-Ledger. "Utterly endearing…It's hard not to warm up to ALMOST, MAINE. A crowd-pleaser." —Broadway.com. "Sweet, poignant and witty." —NY Daily News. "A snowy charmer…These nine tales of love in the time of frostbite have a winning glow that proves surprisingly contagious." —NY Sun.
| The cast will be selected during open
auditions from the entire FMU student body. Acting
experience is not necessary.
Scenic and Lighting Design - D. C. Granath
Costume Design - A. Steadman
RESERVATIONS: Reservations for Almost, Maine may be made beginning October 12 by calling the box office at 661-1365. The box office will be open to reserve seats Monday through Friday from 1 pm to 5 pm. All tickets are free to the public. Curtain is at 7:30.
The Francis Marion University Theatre's 2011-2012 season's winter production, Back Back Back by Itamar Moses, will be the downtown Performing Arts Center's black box theatre February 20-25, 2012. The season will close with Five Women Wearing the Same Dress by Alan Ball in the Hyman Fine Arts Center April 12-14, 2012.
The Experimental Theatre of the FMU Theatre will produce a series of student directed one-act plays December 1 & 2, 2010.
For additional information contact Mr. Gourley in FAC 224, 661-1538, email@example.com.
Interested in working "behind the scenes"? Contact Mr. Granath in FAC 222, 661-1536, firstname.lastname@example.org.