hgazette.com, Haverhill, MA

November 14, 2013

Young actors make magic become reality


The Haverhill Gazette

---- — It’s almost time for a trip to the mythical “Almost Maine.’’

The Haverhill High School drama club has been rehearsing for the popular play “Almost Maine’’ and will perform it Nov. 14 and 15 at 7 p.m., and Nov. 16 at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. All performances will be in the auditorium of the high school, 137 Monument St.

General admission is $7. Tickets for students and senior citizens are $5.

“Almost Maine” is a play by John Cariani. The story line goes like this:

Something magical is happening in the mythical town of Almost Maine. It’s 9 p.m. on a cold, clear, winter night. As the Northern Lights dance across the sky, nine very different couples all experience the lightning strike of love at exactly the same magical moment.

Since 2009, “Almost Maine” has been the most-produced play by high schools in America.