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Theater program presents play ‘Almost, Maine’ October 28-29, November 3-5

ISSUED: 19 October 2016
MEDIA CONTACT: Valerie Owens

SHEPHERDSTOWN, WV — Shepherd University Theater presents the romantic comedy “Almost, Maine” by John Cariani. Featuring nine not-quite love stories, the play takes place in the remote, nearly-mythical New England town of Almost.

Directed by Joshua Midgett, Contemporary American Theater Festival general manager, the cast and crew include Shepherd students Temetrie Encarnacion, Trè Henley III, Kenneth May, Kaitlyn Miller, Christian Montealegre, Casey Otto, Austin Susman, Daisy Thomas, Nevada Tribble, and Danyel VanReenen. Design for the show was done by Marjorie M. Baer, Trent Kugler, Chase Molden, and Austin Susman.

“Almost, Maine” was developed at the Cape Cod Theater Project in 2002 and received its world premiere at Portland Stage Company. It later opened Off-Broadway and has gone on to become one of the most frequently produced plays of the past decade. Critics have called “Almost, Maine” the “Our Town” of the 21st century and The New York Times hails it is as a “whimsical approach to the joys and perils of romance.”

The production runs Friday and Saturday, October 28-29, and Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, November 3-5, in the Center for Contemporary Arts II Marinoff Theater. All performances begin at 7:30 p.m. and are free and open to the public. No reservations are required. Seating is general admission. For more information, contact Joshua Midgett at or at 304-876-3304.

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