Kennedy’s Theater Department Returns for the 2021-2022 School Year

Kennedy fall play Almost, Maine starts Sept. 30

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Kennedy fall play “Almost, Maine” starts Sept. 30

After the derecho and pandemic cut the 2020-2021 Kennedy drama season short, the school’s theater department prepares for the fall play,  ‘Almost, Maine’ written by John Carian.

The play, directed by Nick Hayes will be held in the blackbox from Sept. 30 to Oct. 2 at 7 p.m. Tickets will be available at the ticket office outside the blackbox 30 minutes prior to the show for $6. The romantic comedy consists of nine brief plays exploring love and loss in the distant and mythical town Almost, Maine. Junior Taylor Whidden is in the “Sad and Glad” section of the production.

“If I were to describe this play in one word, it’s quirky. It’s not crazy, and I would say it’s a little awkward at moments, but there are very comedic and funny bits. There are also moments of love and sadness,” Whidden said.

As Kenndy students and staff become accustomed to theater in a pandemic, students believe that ‘Almost, Maine’ will help everyone feel a sense of normality.

“Theater really brings a lot of people together, last year there was one play which was amazing to see, but still felt not normal,” Whidden said, “This play includes 19 or so people, which was way bigger than the cast last year, so it’s bringing us as performers together.”