JOE BEAROR as Luke and Rob Cameron, portraying Adam, appear in Good Theater’s production of “Next Fall,” by Geoffrey Nauffts, directed by Brian P. Allen. The play opens Wednesday at the St. Lawrence Performing Arts Center in Portland.

JOE BEAROR as Luke and Rob Cameron, portraying Adam, appear in Good Theater’s production of “Next Fall,” by Geoffrey Nauffts, directed by Brian P. Allen. The play opens Wednesday at the St. Lawrence Performing Arts Center in Portland.

PORTLAND

Good Theater will present the Maine premiere of the recent Broadway success “ Next Fall,” beginning Wednesday and running through Feb. 19, at the St. Lawrence Arts Center, 76 Congress St.

“ Next Fall,” by Geoffrey Nauffts, opened off-Broadway in the spring of 2009. Subsequently, the show transferred to the Helen Hayes Theatre on Broadway in March 2010.

The show received two 2010 Tony Award nominations for Best Play and Best Director. “Next Fall” also was nominated for two Drama Desk awards, including Best Play as well as the Outer Critics’ Circle Award for Best Play. It won the Outer Critics’ John Gassner Award for playwriting.

The Good Theater production of “Next Fall” stars Equity actors Rob Cameron, Moira Driscoll and Abbie Killeen, alongside Joe Bearor, Matt Delamater and Tony Reilly.

Brian P. Allen, Good Theater’s artistic director, directs; with set design by Craig Robinson; costume design by Justin Cote, who also serves as the production stage manager; and lighting design by Iain Oddlin. Stephen Underwood is the technical director.

The story of “ Next Fall” revolves around Luke, who believes in God, and Adam, who believes in everything else. “Next Fall” portrays the ups and downs of this unlikely couple’s five-year relationship. When an accident changes everything, Adam must turn to Luke’s family and friends for support and answers.

“‘Next Fall’ paints a beautiful and funny portrait of modern romance, asking the hard questions about commitment, love, and faith,” according to a Good Theater release.

“Next Fall” plays Wednesdays at 7 p.m. ($15), Thursdays at 7 p.m. ($20), Fridays at 7:30 p.m. ($20), Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. ($25), and Sundays at 2 p.m. ($25), with a matinee at 3 p.m. Feb. 11 ($20).

Good Theater is celebrating its 10th anniversary season at the St. Lawrence Arts Center. Following the run of “Next Fall,” the company will present its final production of the year, “Little Me,” a musical comedy by Neil Simon.

For tickets and information, call the Good Theater box office at 885-5883 or go to the Good Theater website www.goodtheater.com.


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