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Fall play set for Oct. 24, 26 and 27

Oct. 8, 2019

Fall play set for Oct. 24, 26 and 27 

Almost Maine Upper St. Clair High School’s Performing Arts Department will present the play, “Almost Maine,” written by John Cariani. Directed by Larry Cervi, the curtain rises at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 24 and Saturday, Oct. 26. Afternoon matinees are offered at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 26 and Sunday, Oct. 27. All shows will be held in the Upper St. Clair High School theatre.

Ticket prices are $8 for adults and $6 for students. Online ticket sales begin at noon on Saturday, Oct. 12 at www.usctheater.org. Admission for Upper St. Clair’s senior citizens is free with a USC Gold Card. Gold Card holders must obtain their free theater tickets in person at the box office.

Tickets for all shows can be picked up on any of the performance days. (For instance, tickets for Saturday may be picked up on Thursday). The box office opens one hour prior to show time.

View the cast list

About the show: Welcome to Almost, Maine, a place that’s so far north, it’s almost not in the United States. It’s almost in Canada. And it’s not quite a town, because its residents never got around to getting organized. So, it almost doesn’t exist. One cold, clear, winter night, as the northern lights hover in the star-filled sky above, the residents of Almost, Maine, find themselves falling in and out of love in unexpected and hilarious ways. Knees are bruised. Hearts are broken. But the bruises heal, and the hearts mend—almost—in this delightful midwinter night’s dream.

  • “ALMOST, MAINE is a series of nine amiably absurdist vignettes about love, with a touch of good-natured magic realism…witty, romantic, unsentimental. A beautifully structured play, with nifty surprise endings (most but not all of them happy).” —NY Times.

  • “Sweet, poignant, and witty. Nearly perfect. ALMOST, MAINE’s charm is real. [It] packs wit, earns its laughs and, like love, surprises you.” —NY Daily News.

  • “Mega-hit ALMOST, MAINE lands somewhere between Norman Rockwell and Our Town. Unabashedly unhip. There is no pretense of an edge here—the show offers a sweetness and decency that’s become rare at the theater. At this point, it’s a welcome breath of fresh air.” —New York Post.

  


USCSD Gold Card

Upper St. Clair School District residents who are age 62 or older are eligible to receive a Gold Card – entitling them to FREE admission to plays, musicals as well as home athletic events and activities sponsored by the Upper St. Clair School District. 

WPIAL and PIAA playoff games are not eligible for free or discounted admission.

To obtain a Gold Card, please visit the high school main office. For more information, please contact Nancy Dunn at 412.833.1600 ext. 2236 or via email at ndunn@uscsd.k12.pa.us.