LSPA presenting newest production for two weekends

Published 6:02 pm Thursday, January 13, 2022

The LaFayette Society for Performing Arts is putting on a two-weekend production of Almost, Maine.

Performed by members of Lafayette Theatre Company, Almost, Maine features an ensemble of local actors.

The show will have seven performances beginning Thursday in the LSPA Black Box Theater, located at 214 Bull St. in downtown LaGrange. Show times will be January 13, 14 and 15 at 7:30 p.m. and the following weekend, January 20, 21 and 22 at 7:30 p.m. The final show time will be Sunday, January 23 at 3:30 p.m.

One of the most produced plays in the United States, John Cariani’s Almost, Maine is a series of vignettes. The play seamlessly blends romance, comedy, and drama. The vignettes focus on the need for human connection.

“The characters, although fictional, are written in such a way that every audience member will make a real connection,” says director Valerie Longshore-Sargent. “The cast does a phenomenal job of bringing the people to life.”

The cast of 17 includes recognizable faces from long-time veterans of the LaGrange stage to up and coming performers to first-time actors. The audience will have a tough time knowing who is who.

Almost, Maine is the first LSPA production in 2022, finishing the last half of the 2021-2022 season.

Upcoming events will also include Lafayette Ballet Company’s Snow White, The 25th Anniversary Azalea Storytelling Festival, the Lafayette Theatre Academy’s Little Women, the Lafayette Theatre Company’s The Nerd, Young Singer’s of West Georgia (YSWG) Spring Concert, and (LTA’s) And Then What Happened to follow this year.

“We are so thankful to be able to bring the performing arts to our community, and so happy to see people out supporting live theatre, storytelling, dance, and choral performances,” says Kerri Vice, LSPA Executive Director.

Tickets for Almost, Maine and additional LaFayette Society for Performing Arts productions can be purchased by visiting their website at LSPArts.org or by calling LSPA’s ticket office.