ALMOST, MAINE. BY JOHN CARIANI. * Revised Anyone receiving permission to produce ALMOST, MAINE is required to give credit to the Author as sole and. ALMOST, MAINE A real romantic comedy by John Cariani. April 5, 6, 11, 12, 13 at 8pm | April 7, 14 at 2pm. Rafters Theatre, Dutcher Hall. Directed by Tony Elliot. The incredible true story of John Cariani’s Almost, Maine. A Fast Company tragicomedy in three acts.

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It has an innocence without being a naive play. The New York Times review of the play in was mixed: Want to see your job listed here? Almost, Maine was written with the intent to allow doubling, and can be performed by as few as 4 actors 2 Male, 2 Femalehowever the playwright encourages flexibility in jojn ensemble, and the play can be performed by as many as 19 actors 10 Male, 9 Female.

A couple keep the love they have given each other in large red bags, or compress the mass jogn the size of a diamond.

cariiani Almost, Maine is a series of loosely intertwined scenes about love and loss that take place over one night in a fictional Maine town. Today, it is massively popular with community theaters, regional repertory houses, and international performance groups.

So you can get a winter coat anywhere, or you can go really crazy with things. YouTube is full of clips of high school actors shouting the lines to each other, mugging, and self-consciously wriggling around on the stage. Portland Stage Company Portland, Maine. The Best Plays of “. Surviving as a Carianj York playwright is exactly the thing at which Cariani is struggling. Archived from the original on Byit was the most-produced high school play in America.


This was in By Chris Chafin long Read.

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As an actor, he is doing well: The straight productions are more emotionally resonant, but leave the audience silent and the actors seemingly more uncomfortable. Retrieved from ” https: Dramatists Play Service, Inc.

I think Almost, Maine kind of crosses all these different stages of life. Rocky Mountain Repertory Theater. I want it back. I had big dreams, you know? I think that probably plays better to the less hardened among us. Still, this is a route many productions johnn. How did the play peel itself off the morgue slab to crack the boards so thunderously? The play was directed by local actor and attorney William Morgan. A woman carries her heart, broken into nineteen pieces, in a small paper bag.

Relationships end, begin, or change beyond recognition, as strangers become friends, friends become lovers, and lovers turn into strangers. It premiered at the Portland Stage Company in Portland, Maine in where it broke box office records and garnered critical acclaim. What had drawn him to the play? One place Almost, Maine is particularly popular is in American high schools, where it was the No.

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One couple, recently broken up, has this exchange: Click here to post your opportunity. Yours is in the car. Retrieved 9 December — via Google Books.

Retrieved 18 October So how did this almodt popularity happen?

It just kind of lends itself to a variety of different budgets that high schools have. Design Recommender The 7 best tools for making your most productive year yet Co.

It makes it pretty easy to schedule rehearsals.

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I think it can be done by virtually any theater maone without offending anyone. Some things were logistic. Read More actors, singers, dancers Performer.

Almost, Maine Play Writer:. In the latter part of that decade, he began writing and performing pieces for Performance Space NBC, a special theater the television network set up in the johhn of finding a replacement for its then-aging tentpole programs Seinfeld and Friends.

I do feel that life is really complex, but it can also be really simple. And if you live in New York, you become hardened to a certain degree.

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