Lancaster – Ohio University Lancaster students working on the theatre production of "Almost, Maine" are learning how the lives of many people are connected, even though they may not always know it.
"Almost, Maine" is made up of nine short plays.It examines love and loss in a remote, mythical town. It opened off-broadway in the winter of 2005 and was named one of the best new plays of 2006.
"Each of these small plays is really going to appeal to the audience," said Student Cheryse Hubbard.
Hubbard plays two characters in "Almost, Maine."Student Mason Taylor has three roles. Both say the different parts of the play are funny and sad.The range of emotion stretches them as actors.
"It's really fun. Acting is just like stepping into another pair of shoes.In "Almost, Maine," I have three sets of shoes," said Taylor.
Taylor and Hubbard play a married couple in one of the short plays and they believe that storyline is very powerful.
"I think a lot of people are going to look at it and realize that the story is their life," said Hubbard.
The Ohio University Lancaster Theatre is coming off its summer production of the hit show "Chicago: The Musical." Both Mason and Hubbard admit that "Almost, Maine" is very different from "Chicago," but it's something that they are glad about.
"We want to keep giving something new to the audience that comes to see our plays and challenge ourselves as actors," said Taylor.
"I believe people will be excited to come to this play," said Hubbard. "We really have made a great name for ourselves and the productions we put out are top notch."
"Almost, Maine" runs from November 8 – 11 at Ohio University Lancaster's Wagner Theatre .For more information on tickets go to www.ohio.edu/lancaster/studentlife/theatre.cfm.