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Past Seasons > 2008 - 2009


Feb. 20 - March 08, 2009
Almost, Maine  by  John Cariani




Directed by Heather MacHenry


On a Friday night in deepest winter, the residents of the remote, mythical town of Almost, Maine (so far north it's almost in Canada) are falling in and out of love in unexpected, unusual, and often hilarious ways.  As the northern lights hover magically overhead, knees are getting bruised, and hearts are getting broken.  But the bruises heal and hearts mend -- almost -- in this delightful romantic comedy where 4 actors play 19 different characters.  
Full of surprises! Quirky, honest, upbeat, and offbeat—ALMOST, MAINE will have you falling in love with love.

Hailed as “The Perfect Date Play” by both AM New York and Portland (ME) Press-Herald, ALMOST, MAINE premiered at Portland Stage Company in 2004, opened Off-Broadway in 2006, and is featured in Smith and Kraus' New Playwrights: Best Plays of 2006. The Wall Street Journal and the American National Theatre both selected ALMOST, MAINE as one of the most outstanding regional theatre productions for the 2004-05 season.

This is a first play for playwright, John Cariani. Cariani is also an actor and is best known for his role as CSU Tech Julian Beck on television's Law & Order. The inspiration for ALMOST, MAINE is rooted in Cariani’s experience growing up in his hometown of Presque Isle in Northern Maine.0

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