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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I mean, you do if you survive.

Almost, Maine

They had already purchased the play and started rehearsing for it. Today, it is massively popular with community theaters, regional repertory houses, and international performance groups.

Design What Apple needs to fix in and beyond Co. This page was last edited on 24 Decemberat Retrieved 23 October One couple, recently broken up, has this exchange:. Script, Almost Maine Almost Maine. Principal Rob Bliss released a statement describing the play as having “sexually-explicit overtones and multiple sexual innuendos that are not aligned with our mission and variani objectives.

One couple, recently broken up, has this exchange: As an actor, he is doing well: From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Portland Stage Company Portland, Maine.

And if you live in New York, you become hardened to a certain degree. The scene almosg the two young men has no reference to sex at all. When Almost, Maine made its Off-Broadway premiere init closed after a month due to poor ticket sales.

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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 hopes of finding a replacement for its then-aging tentpole programs Seinfeld and Friends.

I kept picking it carriani and putting it down and eventually I fell in love with it.

Some things were logistic. The New York Times review of the play carriani was mixed: Retrieved from ” https: It combines zlmost very desirable traits not often found together: The resulting play is 11 scenes of mostly independent action between couples or small groups.

Cariani cites The Twilight Zone as an influence, and virtually all the scenes in Almost, Maine have a less-than-subtle metaphorical twist or set piece. I want it back. Almost, Maine Play Writer:. The straight almosy are more emotionally resonant, but leave the audience silent and the actors seemingly more uncomfortable.

Rocky Mountain Repertory Theater. The Department of Theatre seeks students interested in studying acting, directing, scene design It just kind of lends itself to a variety of different budgets that high schools have.

Welcome to Almost, Maine: It’s love. But not quite.

Drama teachers are often under pressure to showcase as many students as possible, but face challenges when trying to corral students to appear in a big musical number or courtroom scene. Jan 4 – Jan A couple keep the love they have given each other in large red bags, or compress the mass into the size of a diamond. Almost, Maine is a series of loosely makne scenes about love and loss that take place over one night in a fictional Maine town.

Surviving as a New York playwright is exactly the thing at which Cariani is struggling. Mostly male cast Includes adult characters. Want to see your job listed here?


Improbably, the play has found itself recently embroiled in scandal. It makes it pretty easy to schedule rehearsals. The Best Plays of “. It has an innocence without being a naive play.

Almost, Maine (Play) Plot & Characters | StageAgent

Views Read Edit View history. I think it can be done by virtually any theater company without offending anyone. This is a beautifully structured play, with nifty surprise endings most but not all of them happy jobn passing references to characters from other vignettes, which dariani tell us more about them. He does credit a performance carizni the respected Florida Repertory Theatre, in Fort Myers, as helping rehabilitate and popularize the show.

Retrieved 9 December — via Google Books. 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 the ensemble, and the play can be performed by as many as 19 actors 10 Male, 9 Female.

Cariani was born in rural Maine, and came to New York in the s to try to find work as a writer and actor. Featured Jobs Near You.

I think Almost, Maine kind of cariaji all these different stages of life. So how did this massive popularity happen? The New York Times.