High school thespians perform 'Almost, Maine'
Canby High School Theatre pulled off its first set of shows for the 2019-2020 season, performing "Almost, Maine" for audiences over the weekend. For those who missed it, fear not; the show continues this weekend.
John Cariani's "Almost, Maine" is about love and loss in small-town Maine, a concept that resonates with the student actors, according to CHS Theatre Adviser Exel Stroschein's director's note.
"'Almost, Maine' has been the most produced high school play five years running, and for good reason," the note says. "I see our students connecting these stories to what is happening in their everyday lives. Yes, these characters may be a bit older than them, but they relate deeply to the emotions they are experiencing."
The show marks Stroschein's directorial debut as CHS's theater adviser.
"I want to personally thank each parent, student and advocate of this department for welcoming me into their family and allowing me to be a part of this amazing experience," Stroschein says to finish his director's note. "You all deserve the world, and as Shakespeare says, 'all the world's stage;' so for now, I will give you your stage. Enjoy the show!"
The show continues for three more performances at Richard R. Brown Fine Arts Center on Friday and Saturday, Nov. 15-16 at 7 p.m. and on Saturday, Nov. 15 at 2 p.m.
Tickets are $10 general admission, $8 for students/seniors and free for CHS students/staff with Associated Student Body card.
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