Winter play has unusual twist

By Page Olsen ’20, staff writer

Audience members can anticipate an unusual plot structure in Wig and Buckle’s upcoming production, “Almost, Maine.”

Directed by Chiara Meyers, a sophomore creative writing and English double major, “Almost, Maine” depicts various romantic relationships through a series of vignettes. While they are connected thematically and all take place in the fictional small town of “Almost,” the vignettes are also stand-alone stories. Joshua Houck, a junior secondary chemistry education major, commented on the structure of the play.

“My favorite aspect of ‘Almost, Maine’ is in the play’s unique style,” Houck said. “Not many plays are set up as individual vignettes, so that immediately makes this play interesting.”

The large variety of characters has allowed for a sizable cast. The enthusiasm of the cast members is tangible as they put their emotions and thought into their roles and scenes.

“My character Jimmy and my scene in general have a lot of nuances that are not explicitly written,” Houck said. “I thoroughly enjoy the challenge of making these apparent to the audience through my performance.”

“Almost, Maine” will run on Jan. 31 and Feb. 1 at 8 p.m. with a 2 p.m. matinee on Feb. 2..
“Everyone should come to see ‘Almost, Maine’ because this play has something everyone can relate to,” Houck said. “Whether it be love, laughter, or even sadness, this play allows us to experience a wave of emotions not always portrayed on stage.”

Admission for LVC students is free. For LVC faculty and alumni, tickets are $8. For adults who reserved seats online, tickets are $15. With no reservation, adult admission is $12 at the door. Wig and Buckle accepts both cash and checks. An ATM is located in the lobby.