by John Cariani
13 February – 1 March 2014
On a cold, clear moonless night in the middle of winter, all is not quite what it seems in the remote, mythical town of Almost, Maine. As the northern lights hover in the star-filled sky above, Almost’s residents find themselves falling in and out of love in unexpected and often hilarious ways. Knees are bruised. Hearts are broken. But the bruises heal, and the hearts mend — almost—in this delightful midwinter night’s dream.
Almost, Maine is a play by John Cariani (US actor and playwright), comprising nine short plays that explore love and loss in a remote, mythical almost-town called Almost, Maine. It premiered at the Portland Stage Company in Portland, Maine in 2004 where it broke box office records and garnered critical acclaim.
A native of Presque Isle, Maine, Cariani wrote Almost, Maine as not only an ode to the people of Maine but to the universality of the language of love. Love, by the way, does not always have a happy ending but if the story is told right, it doesn’t matter.
Director: Kris Weber
Production Coordinators: Shirley Sydenham & Katherine Hawken