Sock ‘n’ Buskin’s ‘Almost, Maine’ takes stage this weekend with nine stories of relationships

“Almost, Maine” is the newest production brought to you by the Pelham Memorial High School drama program, Sock ‘n’ Buskin. The talented actors and actresses from Pelham’s own program have been eagerly rehearsing for their opening weekend.

The romantic comedy, comprised of nine short plays, is set in a remote town in Maine, aptly named “Almost,” due to its status of being “not organized enough for a town, or too populated for a wilderness.” The story begins with a couple named Pete and Ginette exploring the new distances between each other and their relationship.

Two characters, Glory and East, wait for the Northern Lights together. Sandrine and Jimmy run into an awkward situation, and Steve and Marvalyn begin to form a bond after an incident in a laundry room. The play tells the stories of these couples in succession, including Lendall and Gayle, Randy and Chad, Phil and Marci, Daniel and Hope, and Dave and Rhonda. The play comes full circle to close out with Pete and Ginette. Aside from a few references in dialogue to characters in other scenes, the stories do not intertwine. Instead, a conventional storyline is replaced with snippets of the lives of the nine couples.

Thursday, November 22 was the cast’s opening night, with discounted tickets for students. Their first performance was well received by the audience. Come see Sock ‘n’ Buskin’s accomplished cast perform their rendition of this awarded play at Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m. or at the Sunday matinee at 2:00 p.m.