This is a batch of feel-good love stories set in a fictional town in Maine. The stories unfold on the coldest, clearest night in winter, while the Northern Lights provide the backdrop. It's a show that's perfect for "date night" or to see with friends. It really is an adorable winter show, starring a cast of four.
A play by John Cariani
Directed by Richie Akers // Assistant Director: Amy Kaduce (Rated PG, Winter Romantic Comedy)
“ALMOST, MAINE is a series of nine amiably absurdist vignettes about love, with a touch of good-natured magic realism…witty, romantic, unsentimental. A beautifully structured play, with nifty surprise endings (most but not all of them happy).”
—The New York Times.
“Sweet, poignant, and witty. Nearly perfect. AMOST, MAINE’s charm is real. [It] packs wit, earns its laughs and, like love, surprises you.”
—New York Daily News.
“Mega-hit ALMOST, MAINE lands somewhere between Norman Rockwell and Our Town. Unabashedly unhip. There is no pretense of an edge here—the show offers a sweetness and decency that’s become rare at the theater. At this point, it’s a welcome breath of fresh air.”
—New York Post
Auditions for this production will be held simultaneously with Significant Other. (Yes, you can opt to audition for both, and YES you could possibly be cast in both shows!)
November 26 & 27 at 7PM. (Attend one.) Come prepared to fill out a form, and read from the script. No additional preparation necessary.
SYNOPSIS: On a cold, clear, moonless Friday 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, residents of Almost find themselves falling in and out of love in unexpected and often hilarious ways. Knees are bruised; hearts are broken. Love is lost, found and confounded. But the bruises heal and the hearts mend – almost.
A note on the characters from the playwright:
“The people of Almost, Maine are not simpletons. They are not hicks or rednecks. They are not quaint, quirky eccentrics. They don't wear funny clothes and funny hats. They don't have funny Maine accents. They are not "Down Easters." They are not fishermen or lobstermen. They don't wear galoshes and rain hats. They don't say, "Ayuh."
The people of Almost, Maine are ordinary people. They work hard for a living. They are extremely dignified. They are honest and true. They are not cynical. They are not sarcastic. They are not glib. But this does not mean that they are dumb. They're very smart. They just take time to wonder about things. They speak simply, honestly, truly, and from the heart. They are never precious about what they say or do.”