By Sinjin Jones
Silverton is a magical place and I could not think of a more suited location to stage the magic that is “Almost, Maine.”
“Almost, Maine” is the story of the fictional town, Almost, way up in northern Maine where the winters are cold and the region remote. It is a series of love stories that aim to explore the intricacies of love in a small town. From couples just beginning their journey, to those on their last leg. It takes an honest and enchanting look at what it means to love.
Now, that isn’t the only thing going on. John Cariani, the playwright, has devised tremendously fun, magical moments to populate the love scenes throughout the play. Almost plays with the metaphorical and the realistic, the light-hearted and the heavy.
This is my third summer with A Theatre Group and my third summer coming up to this beautiful place to spend eight weeks with the youth of this wonderful town. This summer I am lucky enough to be Co-Directing the Silverton Summer Youth Program. In addition, I have the pleasure of directing A Theatre Group's summer main-stage production.
“Almost, Maine” and the Silverton Summer Youth Program are lucky to have an incredibly talented cast and crew of interns this summer. Newcomers Mariah Culpepper, David Boncyk, Lauren Harris, as well as veteran Josie Snow, Program Co-Director Randi Foster and myself hope that we can bring a little bit of magic to Silverton this summer.
The cast and crew have had a terrific time learning about and playing with these characters and we all truly believe that it is the perfect way to spend an evening. We humbly invite you, your friends, your family, your date, and any other loved ones to experience a night in “Almost, Maine” with us.
“Almost, Maine” will open with a matinee at 2 p.m. on Thursday, July 4 at the Grand Imperial Theatre. It runs July 5, 6, and July 11th-14, with the last show being the 2 p.m. matinee on Sunday, July 14. The rest are evening shows at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $15 and available for reservation at www.ATheatreGroup.org. Also, be sure to check out our Facebook page for reservation information and updates.
Sinjin Jones is an intern this summer for A Theatre Group.
Standard to print a day early next week
The Silverton Standard & the Miner newspaper will be printed a day early next week, owing to the Fourth of July holiday.
The Standard will be on newsstands and in Silverton post office boxes on Wednesday, July 3. Please submit advertising and news items by the end of the day Monday, July 1.
Caldera dances at Montanya Friday
Join Caldera on the evening of Friday, June 28 for a fun evening of American Tribal Style belly dance performances at Silverton Montanya!
The group will perform two sets at 7 and 8 p.m. There is no cover, and the show is appropriate for all ages.
For more information e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or visit facebook.com/calderabellydance.
Silverton youths to present ‘Call of the Mountain Wild’ Friday
A Theatre Group’s Summer Youth Program participants will be a traveling theatre troupe on Friday, June 28, with “Call of the Mountain Wild” performances around town.
The event starts at the Summer Youth Program camp space at 1303 Greene Street at 1 p.m.
In partnership with Mountain Studies Institute, the Summer Youth Program campers have created a show based on their reflections on the collision of community and environment.
A series of six performances will take place around Silverton, providing an interactive tour of the landscape and community through the eyes of our young performers and ending in a massive exhibit at the camp space where parents and community members can view the theatre camp process.
The traveling performers will visit the new pocket park at 12th and Greene, the MSI trailhead on 12th Street, Columbine Park, the railroad museum, the courthouse and the camp space itself.
Registration on for
Fourth of July fun run
The annual Fourth of July Fun Run is scheduled to start at Silverton Memorial Park at 7:30 a.m. on Thursday, July 4, with registrations starting at 6:30 a.m.
Registration is also available online at silverton10k.com
The fun run features 2K, 5K and 10K distances and is in memory of Dillon Paxton.