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Theatre Department Presents "Almost, Maine"

February 02, 2012

Five performances of multiple love stories
Newberry, S.C. – Just in time for Valentine’s Day, the Newberry College Theater Department will present five performances of the play “Almost, Maine.” The production begins with three on-campus performances in Wiles Chapel Theatre, Feb. 16-18 and two performances at The Newberry Opera House on Feb. 23 and 24. All performances will have an 8:00 p.m. curtain.

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.

“`Almost, Maine` portrays a story of love and finding our way to it, in the most unexpected and funniest ways,” says student Brittany Kaminer, who plays the character Glory and serves as assistant director.

“`Almost, Maine` is romance on top of romance with humor and heartache mixed in,” says student Jimmy Page, assistant stage manager. “You will not want to miss this fabulous performance.”

For reservations and tickets to the Newberry Opera House shows, please visit www.newberryoperahouse.com or call 803-276-6264. For more information on any of the performances, please email Patrick Gagliano, Newberry College director of theatre, at patrick.gagliano@newberry.edu

About Newberry College: A private, residential, co-educational, college with a diverse student population, Newberry College offers baccalaureate degrees in 24 majors, 31 minors, and 27 areas of concentration. Founded in 1856 by the Lutheran Church, the college is accredited by The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education, and the National Association of Schools of Music. The college has a radio and television station, and offers 15 NCAA Division II sports. In the recent 2012 ranking of the Best Colleges in U.S. News & World Report, Newberry College placed in the top tier of regional colleges in the South. For more information, visit www.newberry.edu.

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