The Bishop Ready Theatre Department has chosen to present a different type of play for its winter theater production.
John Ciardi’s “Almost, Maine” (adapted version), presents a series of eight brief scenes or vignettes, each exploring various aspects of love. The play takes place in the mythical Almost, Maine, a place described as “not organized enough to be a town, but too populated to be a wilderness” on a cold and magical Midwinter Night.
Tied together by a prologue and an epilogue, each scene focuses on a story and how love plays out for different people. The citizens of Almost, Maine, are humorous, plain-spoken, thoughtful, and sincere and their experiences, while playful and surreal, are commonplace in Almost.
The cast of 19 includes students from each class, from freshman through senior. Each scene involves a different couple.
The adapted version of “Almost, Maine,” is suitable for students in grade six and higher. Performances are Friday, Feb. 14, at 7 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 15, at 2 p.m., and Sunday, Feb. 16, at 2 p.m. Tickets are $10 for adults and $8 for students.
For more information, call Bishop Ready High School at 614-276-5263.