From Nease High School
Those looking for a perfect gift or a perfect pre-Valentineâ€™s day date night will fall in love with the Allen D. Nease High School production, Almost, Maine by John Cariani, on stage Feb. 5-8 at the Nease Performing Arts Center.
Featuring a cast of 19 student performers, Almost, Maine explores a multi-faceted view of modern love.
â€œThe show focuses on love: how it finds us and how we cope with it,â€ said director Maria Helfrich.
â€œFrom the new budding romance to the familiar relationship to those questioning what love is and how to make it work, Almost, Maine speaks a different language to each of its viewers.â€
This is the 3rd production at Nease directed by Helfrich, who is frequently involved in Limelight Theatre productions and is a Flagler College graduate.
â€œThe show isnâ€™t about love and happy endings, itâ€™s about love in the real world.â€ Helfrich said.
The cast and crew have embraced the critically-acclaimed Almost, Maine, set in the fantasy town of Almost, which features 10 short romantic scenes filled with love, anger, sadness, joy and, of course, humor.
â€œItâ€™s funny, itâ€™s sweet, itâ€™s sadâ€ said senior cast member Madeline Tatro, who plays Gayle in the production.
â€œYou will be crying one minute and laughing in your seat the next,â€ she added.
â€œLove is a universal language,â€ said McKenna Nelson, cast member and co-president of the Nease International Thespian Society.
â€œValentineâ€™s Day is about romance and heartbreak, flowers and chocolate, an evening with your true love or your best friend. Almost, Maine lends itself to the celebration and the conversation. I canâ€™t think of a better date.â€
The show begins at 7 p.m. Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, Feb. 5-7, with a 2 p.m. matinee on Sunday, Feb. 8. Reserved seats are available for $15. Tickets are $10 at the door. For a catered Dinner and Show Package for $20 per person, contact Director Maria Helfrich at Nease High School at 904-547-8300.
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