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Loyola Theatre opens season with whimsical and quirky love story

September 17, 2010

The Department of Theatre Arts and Dance at Loyola University New Orleans kicksoff the 2010-11 season with John Cariani's quirky romantic comedy “Almost, Maine” running Oct. 1-9 in Loyola’s Lower Depths Theater. This nationally acclaimed play, directed by C. Patrick Gendusa, visiting assistant professor of theatre arts, has charmed audiences from Broadway to the west coast.

The tales unfold in the chill of midwinter in the quiet, remote, sometimes lonely town of Almost, Maine. Love sparkles in many guises under the northern lights in this unofficial town. The play uses the town’s wintery backdrop as the common thread that intertwines nine intricate plotlines, where the characters find themselves falling in and out of romantic encounters in unexpected and humorous ways.

“The stories are full of sweet surprises, so human they touch something deep,” - The New York Daily News.

“John Cariani aims for the heart by way of the funny bone,” - The Star Leger.

Almost, Maine runs Oct. 1,7,8,9, at 8 p.m. and Oct. 2 and 3, at 2 p.m. in Lower Depths Theatre, located in the Communications/Music Complex, corner of St. Charles Ave. and Calhoun St.

Tickets are $12 for general admission and $8 for students, children and senior citizens. Group rates are available. For tickets and information, visit www.montage.loyno.edu or call 504-865-2074.

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