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The College of the Canyons theatre department will present “Almost, Maine” in the Black Box Theater at the Santa Clarita Performing Arts Center (PAC) for a limited engagement running from March 23-31.

Written by John Cariani, “Almost, Maine” is a play made up of nine short plays that explore love and loss in a remote, mythical almost-town called Almost, Maine.

Described as “sweet, poignant, and witty,” by the New York Daily News, “Almost, Maine” is set on a cold winter night when residents find themselves falling in and out love in the most unexpected and hilarious ways.

The COC production of “Almost, Maine” is directed by longtime COC theatre faculty member Susan Hinshaw. Hinshaw’s previous COC directing credits include productions of “Raisin in the Sun”, “Reasons to be Happy,” “Keely and Du,” “A Doll’s House,” “Love Letters” and most recently “Buzzer.”

Christopher Boltz, head of the technical theatre program and theatre department chair, is the play’s production designer, scenic, lighting and sound designer. The cast and crew of the production are comprised solely of COC theatre students.

Performances of the COC theatre department’s production of “Almost, Maine” will take place at 8 p.m. March 23, 24, 30 and 31. Matinee performances will run at 2 p.m. Sunday, March 25 and Saturday March 31. General admission tickets are $10. Students and seniors are $5.

For more information or to purchase tickets please contact the PAC box office at (661) 362-5304 or visit the PAC website.

More About the COC Theatre Department
Part of the college’s School of Visual and Performing Arts, the COC theatre department offers a highly regarded transfer program with three degree options available to students in the field of theatre.

The spring 2018 COC theatre department season will include productions of “Almost, Maine” and the musical “Little Shop of Horrors” as well as the annual Solopalooza, which is two evenings of original solo performances from students.

Students interested in attending a COC theatre department performance or learning more about the program are encouraged to email theatre@canyons.edu.

For more information about the College of the Canyons theatre department, please visit the department’s web page or Facebook page.

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