Stage East is happy to announce the return of Almost, Maine, John Cariani’s acclaimed comedy about love, life and longing in northern Maine in the depths of winter.

 Welcome to Almost, Maine – a place so far north it’s almost not in the U.S.; and it’s not quite a town because its residents never got around to organizing it.  So it almost doesn’t exist!  On a cold, clear winter night, as the northern lights hover in the star-filled sky, the residents of Almost, Maine find themselves falling in and out of love in unexpected and hilarious ways.  Knees are bruised and hearts are broken; but the bruises heal and the hearts mend – almost – in this delightful midwinter night’s dream. 

Director Mark Macey greeted the cast at the first rehearsal: “It feels like a big step in the right direction at a time when we are all re-building.”  The first read through was “joyful, warm and filled with laughter.” The play involves 14 actors—some newcomers and some seasoned performer—and as many support people, and runs December 17, 18, 19, 31 and January 1 and 2.

Actors whose ages range from 14 to 70 and who hail from 7 local towns include: Martha Bloom, Ken Burke, Brandy Cogdill, Madeline Collins, Kathleen Dunbar, Peter Frewen, Chase Nelson, Brian Schuth, Barbara Smith, Jenie Smith, Laurie Sullivan, Damon Weston and Sandra York.  The production also includes live music! Stay tuned for further details!

At a recent rehearsal, director Mark Macey (left) shows Ken Burke (center) how to show the stars to Barbara Smith (left) in their scene from the prologue of Stage East’s upcoming production of acclaimed comedy ‘Almost, Maine.’