The cast and crew of Stage East’s Almost, Maine are hard at work on the show, which opens at Eastport Arts Center on December 17 and runs December 18 and 31 and January 1, with matinees on December 19 and January 2. Evening shows are at 7 pm; matinees are at 2 pm.

Ken Burke and Brandy Cogdill rehearse their scene for Stage East’s upcoming production of John Cariani’s Almost, Maine, a bittersweet comedy slated to run December 17, 18, 19 and 31 and January 1 and 2 at Eastport Arts Center. Photo by Helen Swallow.

This acclaimed comedy about love, life and longing in northern Maine in the depths of winter seems ever more appropriate as we edge towards the winter solstice. What better way to relax from the pressures of the holidays than toexperience live theatre and support local talent?

Featuring music by the Moose Island House Players, and directed by Mark Macey, the play is a must see. Tickets, $15, are available under the ‘Now Playing’ tab at or at the door; attendees 17 and under will be admitted free of charge.  

Stage East is a constituent group of Eastport Arts Center, 36 Washington Street, Eastport and The handicapped-accessible Arts Center abides by State of Maine CDC COVID guidelines. Additionally, at this time, patrons are required to wear masks when in the EAC building.