The Theatre Program at Bard College at Simon’s Rock presents John Cariani’s Almost, Maine on April 21st, 22nd, 28th, and 29th in the Daniel Arts Center’s McConnell Theatre. Performances are free and open to the public.
James Warwick, veteran actor/director of both London and U.S. stage and screen, directs the upcoming student production at the Daniel Arts Center’s McConnell Theater. Karen Beaumont, professor in the Theatre Program at Bard College at Simon’s Rock, describes the play as “a funny, powerful, life affirming evening of stories about love’s permutations”
Six performances over two weekends are scheduled: Friday, April 21st at 4:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., Saturday, April 22nd at 7:30 p.m., Friday, April 28th at 4:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., and Saturday, April 29th at 7:30 p.m.. Suitable for mature audiences.
Warwick began his career in London’s West End, most notably in the role of Brad in the original stage production of The Rocky Horror Picture Show. His credits go on to include BBC Television, Broadway and American Television and Film. Warwick is an award winning theatre director, with credits from major theaters across the US. He served as associate artistic director at the Berkshire Theatre Festival and the Chester Theatre Company, as well as artistic director of the Colonial Theatre in Pittsfield. He was Interim President of The American Academy of Dramatic Arts, Los Angeles campus 2007/8 and in 2009, was appointed President of Theatre of Arts, a College for the Contemporary Actor in Hollywood, California.
“On a cold, clear, moonless night in the middle of winter, all is not quite what it seems in the remote, mythical town of Almost, Maine. As the northern lights hover in the star-filled sky above, Almost’s residents find themselves falling in and out of love in unexpected and often hilarious ways. Knees are bruised. Hearts are broken. But the bruises heal, and the hearts mend—almost—in this delightful midwinter night’s dream.”