In the short-play “This Hurts” from the production Almost, Maine, an odd young man named Steve, played by William Mozingo, who cannot feel any pain, awakens tender feelings in a woman named Marvalyn, played by Hannah Craton, whose relationship has become only painful.
Experience the first Reinhardt theatrical production of the year, Almost, Maine, November 2 and 3 at 7:30 p.m., and November 4 at 2 p.m., in the Hoke O’Kelley Auditorium on Reinhardt’s campus in Waleska, Ga. Almost, Maine is comprised of nine short plays that explore love, loss and misfortune in a fictional town in rural Maine.
The New York Times called Almost, Maine “a whimsical approach to the joys and perils of romance. Magical happenings bloom beneath the snowdrifts.” Almost, Maine was selected by the Wall Street Journal as one of the most outstanding regional theatrical productions of the 2004-05 season.
Directing the play is David Nisbet, an associate professor of theatre at Reinhardt, and esteemed actor and theatre director. Nisbet holds a Master of Fine Arts from Illinois State University and a Bachelor of Arts degree from Millikin University. He came to Reinhardt in fall 2012 from Shorter University in Rome, Ga.
“John Cariani’s Almost, Maine is a play that is both simple and eloquent, relaying the truth about love and relationships and the wonder and fragility that both bring,” said Niebet. “The play is wonderfully circular with several vignettes that bring us from A to Z and back to A. It is charming, poignant, and a true reflection of life. We look forward to bringing you more quality productions from the growing, vibrant theatre program emerging at Reinhardt University!”
East, played by Koby Parker, tries to repair the shattered heart of Glory, played by Kate Johnson, in the short-play “Her Heart” from the production of Almost, Maine.
Twenty-one students are performing in the production, including from Acworth, Ga.: Nick Cothran and Parker Patzke; from Austell, Ga.: Morgan Little; from Canton, Ga.: Justin Bates, Leah Davis, Kate Johnson and Andrew Kealey; from Conyers, Ga.: Sophie Decker; from Cumming, Ga.: Lauren Friday; from Dallas, Ga.: Hannah Craton and Allie Glonek; from Douglasville, Ga.: Koby Parker; from Fairmount, Ga.: Katie Brueggert and Josh Robinson; from Kennesaw, Ga.: William Mozingo; from Kingsland, Ga.: Troy Stephens; from Lawrenceville, Ga.: Ashley Pollitt; from Lindale, Ga.: Austin Vann; from Milledgeville, Ga.: Connor Williams; from Rocky Face, Ga.: Katelyn Pickel; and from Social Circle, Ga.: Levi Penley.
Reinhardt’s theatre program is designed to be an intensive professional-style training program, within a liberal arts setting. A Bachelor of Arts and a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Musical Theatre are offered through the program. At the recent Georgia Theatre Conference auditions, five Reinhardt theatre students competing passed on to the state auditions, and were in the top 10% of all those who auditioned.
Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for seniors, students and children, and free for Reinhardt students with a valid student ID. For tickets to Almost, Maine or more information, please contact Nisbet at 770-720-5860 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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