For the first time in more than a year, members of the general public are invited to attend a stage production at William Woods University (WWU) as the University kicks off its 2021-2022 Mainstage Season Series with the critically acclaimed romantic comedy “Almost Maine.” This week’s stage play, comprising nine short scenes that explore love and loss in a small, mystical New England town, will begin with the opening performance on Thursday, September 30, at Dulany Auditorium on the WWU campus.
After a full academic year of stage productions with limited audiences due to health guidelines associated with COVID-19, attendance to this year’s stage plays are now once again open to all members of the general public as well as the WWU campus community. All attendees are still required to wear face coverings at all times inside the theatre regardless of vaccination status
“After a challenging year due to the pandemic, we are thrilled that our talented and committed students will once again have the opportunity to take part in our theatre productions in front of audiences that include members of the greater Fulton community,” said Joe Potter, Artistic Director of the William Woods University Theatre Department. “We sorely missed having our friends and neighbors join us last year, and are excited to have them back with us in the theatre.”
“Almost, Maine” tells the tale of a deeply cold and magical Midwinter Night, when citizens of the town of Almost – not organized enough for a town, but too populated for a wilderness – experience the life-altering power of the human heart. Relationships end, begin, or change beyond recognition, as strangers become friends, friends become lovers, and lovers turn into strangers. Propelled by a mystical energy of the aurora borealis and populated with characters who are humorous, plain-spoken, thoughtful, and sincere, “Almost, Maine” is a series of loosely connected tales about love, each with a compelling couple at its center, each with its own touch of sorcery. Parental guidance is recommended.
Performances for Almost, Maine will take place September 30 – October 2 at 7:30 p.m., with a matinee showing on Saturday, October 2 at 2 p.m., all in Dulany Auditorium. The September 30 performance will be interpreted for Deaf attendees. Tickets for the production ($8) must be purchased using a credit or debit card at https://www.showtix4u.com. Attendees must have their purchased ticket pulled up on their phone for admittance into the theatre. All seating is now in a general admission format.
Other productions for the 2021-2022 academic year will be “A Tuna Christmas” November 18-20, 2021; “The Bald Soprano” February 24-26, 2022, and “The Trojan Women,” April 21-23, 2022.