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Village players explore funny side of romance



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Jessica Zyrowski and Dan Genre act out a scene, where Genre explains his "hurt list" and "fear list." Photo by Trevo r Keiser. (click for larger version)
May 05, 2010 - Whether you're single, just started a relationship, or been married for years, the sweet romantic comedy "Almost Maine," performed by Clarkston Village Players is a play everyone can relate to.

"Almost Maine" is a play about a series of heartfelt, but humorous vignettes showing various couples who fall in and out of love. Director Karen Dobson described it as a "snapshot of everybody's life."

"It's their emotional life and love life and each of them is at a different period," she said. "We got the couple who's been married 13 years, the woman who's come back to try to find the love she left. We just see all different elements of a relationship."

A total of 19 characters are played with only seven actors.

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"We have four new people on stage, which is over half my cast, which is really good to see," Dobson said. "I'm excited about that."

Cast includes: Mike Cavin, Dan Genre, Jennifer L. Gentry, Cynthia Haaseth, Jim Hoxsey, Tricia Turek, and Jessica Zyrowski

Dobson, who's been with CVP for the past four years, but involved in theater for over 20 years was part of this season's script committee and decided to take "Almost Maine" for her director debut.

"When I first read this show, I just visualized it," she said. "It just hit me and I said 'this is the show I'm going to direct,' so I put in to do it."

"Almost Maine" is performed May 7, 8, 14, 15, 16, 20, 21, 22 at the Depot Theater, 4861 White Lake Road.

For tickets, call 248-573-4104. Tickets are also available at Rudy's Market, 9 S. Main Street.

For more information, visit www.clarkstonvillageplayers.org.

Trevor graduated with degrees in English and communications from Rochester College. He wrote for his college and LA View newspapers before joining The Clarkston News in May 2007.
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