SARATOGA SPRINGS – Home Made Theater’s new production, “Almost, Maine,” will have a limited seven performance engagements starting September 24th at Saratoga Arts, 320 Broadway.
Written by playwright and Tony Award nominee actor John Cariani and directed by Michael McDermott, the series casts Toni Anderson-Sommo as “Glory” – a woman broken over losing her husband after he ran away with someone else.
“It allows me to be a little New Age and hippie-esque,” says Anderson-Sommo, a recent Hudson Falls School District retiree who now studies English Literature and Creative Writing at the State University of New York – Adirondack in Queensbury teaches.
“You will be amazed at how many teachers are actually actors and actresses,” she says. “I think that’s because we’re used to standing in front of a large group and performing to get their attention.”
Performances will take place on September 24th, 25th, October 1st, 2nd at 8pm and September 26th and October 2nd and 3rd at 2pm
The performance at Saratoga Arts marks a change in the venue for the popular Saratoga Springs community theater company, which has staged nearly 200 productions at the state park’s Little Theater Spa since the historic landmark opened in 1986.
The age of the building presents challenges from the COVID era that cannot be addressed in a timely manner to ensure that customers, performers, crew and volunteers are safe. For this reason, starting with the production of “Almost, Maine”, Home Made Theater will stage five shows between September 24, 2021 and June 19, 2022 at the Dee Sarno Theater at Saratoga Arts on Broadway 320. An âoff-Broadwayâ lot in Wilton Mall will provide the additional space and accommodation necessary for rehearsals, a scene workshop and storage space.
Single tickets as well as information and subscriptions for the entire 2021-2022 season of Home Made Theater are available on the website www.HomeMadeTheater.org or by calling 518-587-4427 during regular business hours.