SPHS Spring Play 2023

(ABOVE) David Marlow (Dave) and Grace Tollefson (Rhonda) rehearse a scene during a recent practice session at the SPHS Performing Arts Center 

Saint Peter High School’s theater department will stage its annual spring play at the Performing Arts Center the weekend of May 4-6. This year’s show is, “Almost, Maine,” and the director is Robbie Deering with Jennifer Maldonado as assistant director. 

Show Dates: Thursday, May 4; Friday, May 5; and Saturday, May 6
Showtime: 7 p.m. for each performance
Location: SPHS Performing Arts Center
Ticket info: $10 for adults and $5 for students, seniors (age 60 & up) and SPPS staff. Tickets can be purchased, starting Thursday, by clicking HERE or at the door! (NOTE: Activities passes are NOT accepted for admission.)

“We are incredibly excited to share this story with our school and our community,” Deering said. “Students have been working since early March to transport us to Almost, Maine. This fictional place is not so different from what you would find in northern Minnesota, so there is some familiarity with the characters and even situations they find themselves in. Each scene leaves the audience almost satisfied and wanting a little bit more of a resolution.”

The synopsis for “Almost, Maine,” from the script, states: “Welcome to Almost, Maine, a place that’s so far north, it’s almost not in the United States. It’s almost in Canada. And it’s not quite a town, because its residents never got around to getting organized. So it almost doesn't exist. One cold, clear, winter night, as the northern lights hover in the star-filled sky above, the residents of Almost, Maine, find themselves falling in and out of love in unexpected and hilarious ways. Knees are bruised. Hearts are broken. But the bruises heal, and the hearts mend—almost—in this delightful midwinter night’s dream."

(Cast & Crew list)
PETE - Max Bultman
GINETTE - Lauryn Oberlander

EAST - Jaydon Thompson
GLORY - Isabelle Mish

JIMMY - Brenden Larson
SANDRINE - Isabel Avant
WAITRESS - Lily Deming

MARVALYN - Sophia Brown
STEVE - Lucas Hickey

GAYLE - Ella Ruble
LENDALL - Austin Reyes

DEENA - Rowan Snay
SHELLY - Madison Braam

PHIL - Adrik Rojas-Malledo
MARCI - Eleanor Kennedy

HOPE - Isabeau Fuller
MAN - Parker Brown

RHONDA - Grace Tollefson
DAVE - David Marlow

STAGE MANAGER - Wesley Toupence
LIGHTS - Corbin Herron, CeeJay King
SOUND - Alexis Boettcher, Callum Harmes
SHOW CREW - Ian Dorow, Marcus Graves, Anja Harbo, Noah Kracht, Nick Mahowald, Max McConville, Ryan Ranft
CREW LEADER - Max McConville
COMMUNICATIONS TEAM - Brynn Anderson, Kailyn Embacher, Amelia Hildebrandt
COSTUME LEADS - Uwmborge Baji & Ashlynn Hesse 
COSTUMING TEAM - Brynn Anderson, Kailyn Embacher, Amelia Hildebrandt, David Marlow
MAKEUP LEAD - Ashlynn Hesse
MAKEUP TEAM - Max Bultman, Ryan Ranft

Below are some more highlights from a recent dress rehearsal!

SPHS Spring Play Director Robbie Deering (sitting on stage) addresses the cast before the April 26th rehearsal at the Performing Arts Center.

Members of the SPHS spring play crew work on painting part of the set for the production of "Almost, Maine."

Eleanor Kennedy (Marci) & Adrik Rojas-Malledo (Phil)

Sophia Brown (Marvalyn) & Lucas Hickey (Steve)

Isabel Avant (Sandrine), Lily Deming (Waitress) & Brenden Larson (Jimmy)