New play examines love of all kinds

LONG BEACH - "Almost, Maine," a series of vignettes exploring love unexpected and familiar, reciprocated and unrequited, opens Oct. 21 in the Players Theatre on the Cal State Long Beach south campus.Presented by the Cal State Long Beach University Players, the production plays Oct. 21 until Nov. 5. Set in a mythical town where the northern lights radiate across the serene, snow-covered landscape, "Almost, Maine" illuminates what occurs following that crucial moment when Cupid's arrow strikes. "It's very realistic in a lot of ways," explained director Jeff Paul. "The people are recognizable, they have recognizable traits; we know people like them. But what's interesting about it is underneath all of that there's this little sense of magic, a little sense of chance. Not necessarily fantasy but some kind of fantastic element." Tickets to see "Almost, Maine" are $15 general admission and $12 for seniors and students. For tickets and information, call (562) 985-5526 or go to

********** Published: October 20, 2011 - Volume 10 - Issue 27