Starr’s Mill H.S. presents ‘Almost, Maine’

Starr’s Mill High School’s Advanced Drama 2 students will perform “Almost, Maine” Oct. 13-15 at 7 p.m. Photo/Special.

Starr’s Mill High School drama students will introduce audiences this month to the fictional town of “Almost, Maine.”

The play, to be presented on Oct. 13, 14, and 15, tells the story of 19 residents of the town of Almost and the humorous and touching ways in which they handle the relationships in their lives.

The setting is a cold, clear, moonless night in the middle of winter, and all is not quite what it seems in the mythical town.

As the northern lights hover in the star-filled sky above, the characters find themselves falling in and out of love in unexpected and often hilarious ways. Knees are bruised; and hearts are broken. But the bruises heal, and the hearts mend — almost — in this delightful story.

The play, performed by SMHS’s Advanced Drama 2 class, is told in nine vignettes as the audience is introduced to the residents of Almost. Some of the scenes are comical, while others are touching and heart-warming.

“We’ve created a beautiful star-filled sky for this production,” said director David Spearman. “The students came in the week before school began in August and started working on building our own star curtain. It has over 1.5 miles of fiber optic cable, and it really produces a beautiful backdrop to this amazing show.”

Performances begin at 7 p.m. in Duke Auditorium on the Starr’s Mill High School campus. Tickets, which cost $7 for students and $10 for adults, can be purchased in advance at the school’s front office or at the door on the night of the show. For more information, call 770-486-2710.