Baylor University Theatre Presents Final Fall Performance with "Almost, Maine"

Nov. 5, 2010

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Baylor University department of theatre arts' fall 2010 season will close in Mabee Theatre with the production of "Almost, Maine" which runs from Tuesday, Nov. 9, through Sunday, Nov. 14.

The production's playbill says it all with one line, "Cold Hands, Warm Hearts."

The department of theatre arts described the play as, "winter nights are long and cold in the small town of Almost, Maine. But this night is different, for the northern lights that brighten up the sky have also stirred up some magic. This sleepy town comes to life as the citizens discover love---some new, some old and some simply unbelievable. This sweet comedy is sure to warm every heart, even on the coldest winter night!"

The play will be directed by Lisa Denman, Baylor University senior lecturer in theatre arts.

"'Almost, Maine' was chosen because I really enjoy the way it portrays love in all its various forms. I also thought it would be a terrific challenge for our actors since the play requires them to play multiple roles," Denman said.

The lead role of Ginette/Waitress/Hope will be played by Jodi Breneman, senior theatre performance major. Breneman has been involved in theater since her freshman year of high school and plans to move to Los Angeles after graduation to pursue a career in acting.

"I love how theatre as a whole reflects humanity-the good, the bad and the ugly-and forces us to examine our lives," Breneman said, "Theatre can be used to bring joy and to bring change, all in one performance. I hope the audience experiences the joy and rejuvenation this show can bring.

The event is open to the public. Tickets can be purchased for $15 online at www.baylor.edu/theatre or in person at the Hooper-Schaefer Fine Arts Center at 60 Baylor Ave.

The show times for the play are as follows; Nov. 9-13 at 7:30 p.m. and Nov. 13 and 14 at 2 p.m.

For more information, visit www.baylor.edu/theatre.

The Mabee Theatre is located inside Hooper-Schaefer Fine Arts Center.

by Alison Higgins, student newswriter, (254) 710-6805

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