Hood College Theatre
Almost Maine, by John Cariani, will be directed in fall 2022 by Hood’s new Theatre Program Director, Brian MacDonald. A play for 4-19 actors, Almost Maine tells the brief, humorous, and poignant stories of the residents of a remote town in Maine as they contend with the surprising, bittersweet, uplifting, and mysterious nature of love one evening under the lights of the aurora borealis.
Tennessee Williams’s The Glass Menagerie will be directed by Hood professor Dr. Suzanne Beal in the spring, and feature guest artist Julie Herber in the role of Amanda. Amanda Wingfield is a faded remnant of Southern gentility who now lives in a dingy St. Louis apartment with her son, Tom, and her daughter, Laura, who has a physical handicap and debilitating shyness. The father has left home; Tom supports his mother and sister with a shoe-factory job he finds unbearable. When Amanda convinces Tom to bring home from his workplace a “gentleman caller” for Laura, the illusions that Tom, Amanda, and Laura have each created in order to make life bearable collapse about them.
There will be additional student performances and events announced throughout the year.
Hood College Theatre is open to absolutely everyone, regardless of experience. Members of the Hood community may engage in a variety of opportunities throughout the year including performance, technical theatre, design, and production. It’s never too late to reach out, and the Program Director, Brian MacDonald, may be contacted any time at email@example.com.