Upper Darby High School Presents Almost Maine
Hello Everyone! Upper Darby High School is gearing up for it’s fall play to officially open at this week’s end. What’s in store for you? How about a romantic night filled with humor and a fantastic cast. That’s what is being promised as Upper Darby High School proudly presents Almost Maine.
Almost Maine is a play that place on a cold, clear, moonless night in the middle of winter, all is not quite what it seems in the remote, mythical town of Almost, Maine. As the northern lights hover in the star-filled sky above, Almost’s residents find themselves falling in and out of love in unexpected and often hilarious ways. Knees are bruised. Hearts are broken. But the bruises heal, and the hearts mend—almost—in this delightful midwinter night’s dream! (UDPAC Website)
Heading the creative team is Mary Leigh Filipone as Director, who most recently directed The Dinosaur Musical at Upper Darby Summer Stage this past summer. Brianna Barber is set to stage manage.
The structure of Almost Maine is totally different from many other plays. The play breaks down by scene and traditionally each scene features a different cast to tell the various stories. Here is the breakdown we have received for Upper Darby’s production:
The scene titled Prologue will feature Jabar Hilliard as Pete and Jasmine Bryant as Ginette. The scene titled Her Heart will feature Lauryn Thomas as Glory and Joe Paparo as East. The scene titled Sad and Glad will feature Evan Galiffa as Jimmy, Melanie Wier as Sandrine and Amanda Bradley as Waitress. The scene titled This Hurts will feature Katie Lynch as Marvalyn and Anthony Paparo as Steve. The scene titled Getting It Back will feature Barbara Kurmlavage as Gayla and Corey Glover as Lendall. The scene titled They Fell will feature Matthew Gordon as Randy and Joe Paparo as Chad. The scene titled Where It Went will feature Dan Luner as Phil and Miccara Sloan as Marci. The scene titled the Story of Hope will feature Camille Young as Hope and Dave Lugowski as Man. The scene titled Seeing the Thing will feature Leila Coyle as Rhonda and Dominique Travis-Bey as Dave.
Almost Maine is being presented at the Upper Darby Performing Arts Center. Performances will run for this weekend only – October 21st, 22nd and 23rd. Performances on the 21st and 22nd are at 7:30 PM with the performance on the 23rd at 7:00 PM. The Upper Darby Performing Arts Center is known for Sharing the Magic of Live Performance. The Executive and Artistic Director is Harry Dietzler was most recently honored with The Barrymore Lifetime Achievement Award for his work there and at Upper Darby Summer Stage which is a children’s theatre program at the venue during the Summer months. Click here to learn more about Harry Dietzler being honored with the Barrymore Award for Lifetime Achievement.
So, you only have three chances to check out Upper Darby High School’s Almost Maine! With a fantastic cast, creative team and more being put into place for this production – you will not want to miss it. Upper Darby is known for it’s fantastic theatre productions it puts on annually whether it is the fall play or spring musical – this one will be no different. For more official information, you can check out the Upper Darby Performing Arts Center’s Official Website. And of course, stay tuned to Luner on Theatre as we continue to bring you theatre coverage and news from Upper Darby High School and more! We hope to see you in Almost Maine!