12th Grade Play: Almost, Maine
THIS YEAR WE ARE TAKING IT ON THE ROAD! Please note that this year's senior class play will be performed in Portland at St. Lawrence Arts,76 Congress Street, Portland, Maine. Tickets are only available through St. Lawrence Arts and Brown Paper Tickets and we encourage you to buy yours soon because they are going fast! Tickets are $5 plus a nominal service charge. The play is suitable for students in grades 6 and up.
Welcome to Almost, Maine, a town that's so far north, it's almost not in the United States it's almost in Canada. And it almost doesn't exist. Because its residents never got around to getting organized. So it's just Almost. One cold, clear Friday night in the middle of winter, while the northern lights hover in the sky above, Almost's residents find themselves falling in and out of love in the strangest ways. Knees are bruised. Hearts are broken. Love is lost, found, and confounded. And life for the people of Almost, Maine will never be the same.
Merriconeag Waldorf School plays are unique in that every student in the class performs in the play as part of the curriculum and the students do that from first through 12th grade. Almost Maine will be performed by all 10 of the graduating class.
Note: Otto Pizza at the corner of Washington & Congress Streets has agreed to give 8% of their sales on Wednesday, June 4 to the Circus Smirkus Magic Matinee Program. This date coincides with the opening night performance of our 12th Grade Play right up the street at St. Lawrence Arts that evening.
History: Almost, Maine was developed at the Cape Cod Theater Project (Andy Polk, Artistic Director) in 2002, and received its world premiere at Portland Stage Company, where it broke box office records and garnered critical acclaim. Almost, Maine opened Off Broadway in the winter of 2005/2006 at the Daryl Roth Theatre (Jack Thomas/Bulldog Theatrical and Bruce Payne, Producers) and was subsequently published by Dramatists Play Service. To date, Almost, Maine has been produced by over 2000 theater companies in the United States (and by over a dozen companies internationally) making it one of the most frequently produced plays of the past decade.
Directed by David Barham. Set design by Rose Mary Burwell.
Tues, April 14, 6:15 pm
"You Can't Take It With You":
Grade 8 Play
Wed, April 15, 1:00 pm.
Thurs, April 16, 7:00 pm.
Community Hall, 57 Desert Rd, Freeport.
The 8th Graders will present their play, "You Can't Take It With You." Please join us.
Bring A Friend Day:
Fri, April 17, 8:00 am - 3:00 pm.
Register your grade school friend through firstname.lastname@example.org
April Break - No School:
Mon, April 20 through Fri, April 24.
School is closed for April Break.
HS Parent Evening:
Wed, April 29, 7:00 p.m.
Merriconeag Poetry Festival:
Sun, May 3, 3:00 - 4:30 pm, Community Hall, 57 Desert Rd, Freeport. Free admission. Featuring noted poet, Jeffrey Harrison as Festival Judge and student poet finalists from the following high schools: Cape Elizabeth, Catherine McAuley, Deering, Falmouth, Gorham, Hyde, Merriconeag Waldorf, Morse, Waynflete, and Yarmouth.
G 2, 4, 5 & 6 Parent Evenings:
Tues, May 5, 7:00 pm.
Senior Project Presentations:
Thurs, May 7, 6:30 pm. Community Hall, 57 Desert Rd, Freeport.
Tea & Play Session:
Fri, May 8, 9 - 10 am.
Early Childhood Center, 60 Desert Rd, Freeport.
Prospective parents: Bring your child, share
a cup of tea with us and learn more about our
programs for young children. Storytime at 9:30.
For more info & to register: 207.865.3900,
Ext 163 or
May Celebration and Medieval Faire:
Saturday, May, 10 am - 1 pm.
57 Desert Rd, Freeport