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.
G 12 to Hermit Island for Marine Biology:
Sun, Sept 14 - Fri, Sept 15. Merriconeag seniors join seniors from other eastern seaboard Waldorf schools for a week of Marine Biology at beautiful Hermit Island.
Tues, Sept 16, 6:15 pm
G 2, 5, & 6 Parent Evenings:
Wed, Sept 17, 7:00 pm.
MS XC Race :
Thurs, Sept 18, MS XC race at Gull Crest Field in Cape Elizabeth. Cape hosts Merriconeag, Greely, Jordan Small (Raymond), and Waynflete. Boys run at 4 pm, girls at 4:30. Come on out and cheer for our middle school teams!
HS XC Race :
Fri, Sept 19. HS XC race at Freeport. Freeport hosts Merriconeag, Poland and York. Boys race at 4:30, girls at 5. We hope to see you there!
Class Photo Day:
Tues, Sept 23. (Rain date: Wed, Sept 24)
G 7 Parent Evening:
Tues, Sept 23, 7:00 pm - Grade 7 Parent Evening.
The Gift of a Commercial-Free Childhood:
Wed, Oct 8, 7 pm.
Community Hall, 57 Desert Rd, Freeport.
Donation at the door.
Dr. Susan Linn, Director of The Campaign for a Commercial-Free Childhood & Instructor in Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School will discuss the commercialization of childhood and ways to protect our children.