A number of Port Chester residents (not to mention LoHud’s own Scott Faubel of White Plains) will be taking to the stage in Darien, Conn., starting this Thursday for a production of Almost, Maine at the Darien Arts Center.
From its publicity materials: “The fictional town of Almost, Maine is located 75 miles north of where Interstate 95 ends in remote, northern (real-life) Aroostook County. With a population of 300, average winter temperature nine degrees and average snowfall of 115 inches, Almost is a supernaturally sparse and beautiful place where magical things occur. Clear dark skies, shooting stars and a spectacular Aurora Borealis are featured as prominently on stage as are the play’s characters: nineteen men and women, played by nine actors, falling in and out of love in nine unique, unpredictable scenes over two acts.”
The play also includes original music created by composer and conductor Keith Levenson of Pound Ridge. His credits include the Broadway and national touring productions of Annie, The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas (with Ann-Margret), Grease, Jesus Christ Superstar, The Who’s Tommy, Big River, Chess and Dreamgirls.
Almost, Maine will be presented in the Weatherstone Studio at The Darien Arts Center, 2 Renshaw Road, Darien, on March 11, 12, 18, 19, 25 & 26 at 8 pm; March 13 and 20th at 2 pm. Tickets are $20 general admission; Seniors/Students $15. Reservations call 203-655-5414; visit www.arts.darien.org for more information.
Photo above, courtesy of Scott Faubel, shows some of the Port Chester entourage: Standing, l-r: actor Larry Reina, actor Ann Peterson, actor and set designer Mario Fuentes; Sitting l-r: actor Peter Green, director Carin Zakes, actor and producer Rasha Clark.
Per Peterson, the Port Chester group also includes: Jacque Robinson, Lighting Designer; Anthony Tedesco, Special Lighting Effects; Danny Peets, Set Technician.
Photo at right, courtesy of Peterson, shows Clark and Green of Port Chester rehearsing a scene.