Rehearsals begin for upcoming spring play

Kate Schrage

A cast of twenty students and a live band of six instrumentalists are set to perform in the spring play “Almost Maine” taking place Feb. 2-4 in the Rugby Auditorium.

The play, written by John Cariani, is a compilation of nine inter-connected scenes set during wintertime in a small town in Maine. The story follows the forming and breaking of various relationships between the characters.

Each scene consists of no more than three actors, and only two characters make repeat performances in the show. Each pair or trio of characters has its own scene, such as Casey Giolito ’17 and Kameron Cooper ’17 portraying Rhonda and Dave in the scene “Seeing the Thing.”

Students auditioned for the show Nov. 8-9 and all were called back for a second audition Nov. 10 in the Drama Lab. Students auditioned both individually and in pairs, performing for all other students auditioning during callbacks.

Performing arts teacher Christopher Moore released the cast list for the show in a series of emails to students Nov. 11 and rehearsals began Nov. 12.

The cast list is as follows:

Ginette: Caroline Cook

Pete: Erick Gredonia

Glory: Lily Beckinsale-Sheen

Easton: Will Newhart

Sandrine: Carmen Levine

Jimmy: Jakob Klein

Villian: Vanessa Payne

Marvalyn: Cate Wolfen

Steve: Liam Daniels

Gayle: Talia Lefkowitz

Lendall: Eli Timoner

Randy: Ari Yaron

Chad: Jacob Tucker

Marci: Sakura Price

Phil: Henry Platt

Hope: Natalie Musicant

Daniel: Clay Hollander

Suzette: Brianna Blanchard

Rhonda: Kameron Cooper

Dave: Casey Giolito

Almost Maine Band:

Alex Liang

Sarah Moon

Ryan O’Donnell

Adin Ring

Clara Ross

Ori Zur

Music Director: Ori Zur