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‘Almost, Maine’: HG offers socially distanced performance

HG offers socially distanced performance

WELLSBORO — When Hamilton-Gibson’s production of playwright John Cariani’s “Almost, Maine” opens this Friday, July 10, Terry Babb and Barbara Biddison will be on stage.

“In our scene, we are outdoors in the middle of a northern Maine winter. It is a lovely, cold, clear moonless night with lots of stars in the sky,” Biddison said. “This is one of my all-time favorite HG productions. I love this play. It’s sweet. Hearts are broken; love is lost and found.”

The Warehouse Theatre seats 110, only 30 people will be seated per performance to allow for social distancing. The play will be about 90 minutes without intermission to keep the audience from mingling. All audience members are asked to wear facial coverings.

“I personally trust HG when they say they are being careful and observing all safety precautions,” she said. “HG also has an extensive cleaning and disinfecting protocol planned before each performance.”

Performances of “Almost, Maine” are at 7:30 p.m. July 10, 11, 17 and 18, and at 2:30 p.m. July 12 and 19 in the Warehouse Theatre, 3 Central Ave.

“Each scene is a love story of one kind or another. People will leave the theater feeling good. It’s an escape for the audience and the actors,” Biddison said. “This play was written as if all of the scenes are happening at exactly the same time but in different locations in and around the mythical town of Almost. In staging it, one scene follows another with each lasting about 10 minutes.”

Other cast members include Sean Bartlett, Michelle Lockwood, Noyes Lawton, Sarah Brion, Taylor Nickerson, Sarah Duterte, Josh Allen, Kacy Hagan, Zach Putnam, Ryan Mullins, Laura Mullins, Linda Iseri, Ramon Duterte, Samantha Coolidge and Ryan Dalton.

There is a cost. Tickets must be purchased in advance and prepaid to ensure social distancing. For tickets, visit hgp@booktix.com or call 570-724-2079.

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