Last night I, along with three houses, had the pleasure of seeing this year’s Senior Play, Almost Maine. As the crowd piled in, an exciting buzz was felt through the theater as the crowd gathered to watch their friends and classmates on stage. I personally did not know what to expect, however, the play and the acting ability of our dedicated students blew me away. This year’s Captains of Senior Play were Chloe O, Hope ‘19 and Dylan G, Whittall ‘19. Both Captains helped all year and were very excited about the play.
Almost Maine is not your average play. New Brentwood Director Mr. Sal Interlandi describes it as a non-traditional choice, a series of nine vignettes revolving around the theme of “love, broken hearts or hopeful ones, stagnation, and complacency challenged by desire”. Each tale is a peek into the experience of loving someone, including themes of guilt and regret, disconnection and miscommunication.
Most of the characters have a difficult time expressing themselves or saying what they really meant. Will these characters accept the limitations of their own humanity? Will they forgive, accept, commit, go deeper for the one they love? How far can love stretch us?
Head down to the Bunch Theatre at Brentwood College School and watch our newest play to find out! The final performance is a matinee on Saturday, April 13 at 2:30. Tickets at theatre.brentwood.bc.ca or the door.
Haden U, Ellis '19