MOUNT VERNON — A romantic comedy, layered with nine different story lines occurring simultaneously, unfolds this weekend at The Place@The Woodward when Right Brain Productions will present “Almost, Maine,” written by John Cariani and which premiered in 2004.
A light-hearted approach to the highs and lows of love will take guests on a ride that is heart-warming and heart-breaking.
Director and co-producer is Steven Meeker, a second-year student at Otterbein University. Meeker also assumes five roles in the show. He has been involved in theater since the seventh grade. “Almost, Maine” marks his 50th show to be involved with and his 10th as director.
“It’s fun for the family. It’s a date night,” said Meeker. “Love is not always what it seems,” is a message being portrayed in the production. “Love happens from literally nowhere. It can happen in the most unexpected places.”
The nine different scenes conjure up a mixture of feelings and emotion, with numerous unexpected twists. In scene one, Glory (Stephanie Fongheiser) meets East (Walker Griggs) at his farm while venturing out to view the Northern Lights. After quickly falling for her and kissing her, East discovers Glory is married, yet she is carrying her heart in a bag because it is broken. She feels she killed her husband because her heart didn’t want him back, and East attempts to repair her heart.
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