Lost & Found Love at Lewis University with “Almost, Maine”

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Lost & Found Love at Lewis University with “Almost, Maine”

Published: January 28, 2012.

(Left to Right) Matt Carlson, Alex Weaver,
Adam Smetana, Victoria Vega, Greg Rossbach,
Ashley Daun, Mike Sansone and Carli Wheeler

Lewis University’s Philip Lynch Theatre (PLT) presents a wonderful romantic-comedy that will rekindle a belief in love. Audiences will experience 9 stories of love lost and confounded, all occurring on the same winter’s eve. Each story presents a different aspect of love and will keep the audience wondering what the next love story will bring.

It opens February 17th just after Valentine’s Day, allowing for the perfect date night. Love is not always easy, but the bruises will heal and hearts will mend – almost – in what has been described as “a sweet-natured Valentine to fools and idioms,” – The Los Angeles Times.

Kevin Trudeau of Chicago, Professor of Theatre, directs the cast of 8 Lewis University students. Members of the ensemble cast include: Greg Rossbach of Crete, Ashley Daun of New Lenox, Adam Smetana of Racine, WI, Matt Carlson of Lockport, Alex Weaver and Victoria Vega of Burbank, and Carli Wheeler and Mike Sansone of Joliet.

Second year student Erika Young of Lockport is the stage manager. Other production staff member include: Jessie Richey of McHenry (assistant stage manager), Jacquelyn Staszak of Braidwood and Celeste Mackey of Joliet (costume and makeup design), Melanie Gillies of Lombard (lighting design), Melissa Chicola of Lockport (light board operator), Chris Selefski of Plainfield (sound design/operator), and Stephanie Daley of Lockport (props).

This show is recommended for patrons 13 years old and up and will run February 17-19 and February 23-26. Evening performances begin at 8 p.m., while Sunday matinees begin at 2:30 p.m. In addition to the evening performance, there will be a 4 p.m. performance on Saturday February 25. Advanced ticket purchases are strongly encouraged.

Tickets are $10 for adults, $9 for seniors and students and $2 for Lewis students with their student IDs. Tickets are $8 for groups of fifteen or more, a savings of more than 10 percent off the original ticket price. Tickets are non-refundable. For more information, call the PLT box office at (815) 836-5500, Monday thru Friday from 1-4:30 p.m., or by emailing at boxoffice@lewisu.edu. Construction for the Oremus Fine Arts building has begun, for additional information patrons can check out the PLT Website, www.lewisu.edu/plt, for “pardon our dust” and parking suggestions. The Philip Lynch Theatre is located on the main campus of Lewis University, Oremus Fine Arts Building on Route 53 in Romeoville.

Lewis University is a Catholic university offering distinctive undergraduate and graduate programs to nearly 6,500 traditional and adult students. Lewis offers multiple campus locations, online degree programs, and a variety of formats that provide accessibility and convenience to a growing student population. Sponsored by the De La Salle Christian Brothers, Lewis prepares intellectually engaged, ethically grounded, globally aware, and socially responsible graduates. The ninth largest private not-for-profit university in Illinois, Lewis has been nationally recognized by The Princeton Review and U.S. News & World Report.

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