‘Almost, Maine’ Opens Wednesday, Feb. 17, at UNK

Susan Deiger
UNK Theatre, 308.865.8406

UNK- “Almost, Maine,” a romantic comedy, opens Wednesday, Feb. 17, on the University of Nebraska at Kearney campus.

Directed by Janice Fronczak, “Almost, Maine” is a play that has been described by “The Wall Street Journal” as a “comic, romantic roundelay.”

The play takes place in the small, mythical town of Almost, Maine, where residents find themselves falling in and out of love in unexpected ways. It creatively explores the mysteries of the human heart, putting a spin on life and love.

“There are some wonderful acting opportunities in each scene, including highly dramatic moments, romance and physical humor,” Fronczak said. “Audiences, young and old, will be able to relate to the ups and downs of finding and losing love in unexpected places and ways.”

Performances will be at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday, Feb. 17-20, and at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 21. All performances will take place in the Fine Arts Studio Theatre, located in the lower level of the UNK Fine Arts Building.

Tickets are $7 for adults; $5 for seniors, UNK faculty/staff and non-UNK students; $3 each for a group of 10 or more; and free for UNK students with a valid ID. Reservations can be made by contacting the UNK Box Office at 308.865.8417 orunkboxoffice@unk.edu.

The student actors/actresses, year in school and the roles they play, are listed below, alphabetically by hometown and state.

Crawford– Colter Lemmon, freshman, Puffy
Indianola– Kelsey Coolidge, sophomore, Ginette/Waitress/Marci
Kearney– Kyle Kuypers, senior, Puffy
Lincoln– Lyndsey Luxford, junior, Sandrine/Gayle/Hope; Spencer Wolfe, junior, Pete/Steve/Man-Daniel
Ord– Ryan Hruza, senior, Man-East/Lendall/Chad/Dave
Western– Matthew Schwan, sophomore, Jimmy/Randy/Phil


Manhattan– Carolyn Wirtz, senior, Glory/Marvalyn/Rhonda/Suzette,

The student stage management team includes:

North Platte– Carey Teters, senior, stage manager
Ogallala– Mark Messner, freshman, assistant stage manager

The faculty crew includes: Fronczak, director; Darin Himmerich, technical director; Sara Ice, costume designer; Rick Scholwin, sound designer; and Mark Wethington, scenic and lighting designer