Almost, Maine’s Director: Marsha Stueckle

Posted by on May 6, 2012 in Blog | 0 comments

Marsha StueckleWhen WRT asked me to direct their spring show the first thing I did was google the title to see what I was in for.  Here’s is the first description I found online from The Barn Theatre:

“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 whimsical and often unexpected ways.  Knees are bruised.  Hearts are broken.  But the bruises heal, and the hearts mend, almost, in this delightfully charming midwinter night’s dream.”

Immediately I thought of our founder, Peg Phillips.  She would love Almost, Maine.  The characters could have stepped directly from the set of “Northern Exposure”.  I can just see Peg sitting in the Almost, Maine audience chuckling, reminiscing about, and relating to the characters.  She would nod with approval as each character adds layer upon layer to life’s mystery of the heart.

It has been a joy to watch the story come together; to see each character develop and to become enamored with life’s foibles as presented by playwright John Cariani.  Bring your friends, your smiles, and your heart!

Stay tuned for more ponderings ~

Best wishes,

Marsha

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