The play is a series of nine vignettes between two adults: eight of them between a woman and a man (one of these also includes a waitress); one scene is between two women.
Actors - ages: late-teens to early 60s - will rehearse on Zoom in April and in-person with the (vaccinated!) Director Andrea Itkin in May. As we move to in-person, we’ll be asking actors about vaccination and testing status to keep everyone safe.
We have an amazing team assembled to work on this show, including Mary Ann Giasson, Stage Manager; Jim Buckingham Lighting; Jim Reitz Sets; Kerry Watts Webber Costumes; Kathleen Brown Costume Advisor; Oliver Worner Sound; Paul LaPorte Audio Advisor.
We’ll also need volunteers to support each of these areas, so stay tuned!
This will be the first play to be produced in the newly renovated Waldo Theatre space. Set for June 17 - 19 and June 24 - 26, we hope for several live performances with limited audiences as well as live-streamed and/or on-demand recorded performances via The Waldo’s new streaming system. The safety of our cast, crew, and audiences will be foremost in determining performance conditions.
Almost, Maine Synopsis
A woman carries her heart, broken into nineteen pieces, in a small paper bag. A man shrinks to half his former size, after losing hope in love. A couple keep the love they have given each other in large red bags, or compress the mass into the size of a diamond. These playful and surreal experiences are commonplace in the world of John Cariani’s Almost, Maine, where on one deeply cold and magical Midwinter Night, the citizens of Almost -- not organized enough for a town, too populated for a wilderness -- experience the life-altering power of the human heart. Relationships end, begin, or change beyond recognition, as strangers become friends, friends become lovers, and lovers turn into strangers. Propelled by the mystical energy of the aurora borealis and populated with characters who are humorous, plain-spoken, thoughtful, and sincere, Almost, Maine is a series of loosely connected tales about love, each with a compelling couple at its center, each with its own touch of sorcery.
Email Please email any acting experience and preferred audition day/time April 21 or 22 to Andrea Itkin at firstname.lastname@example.org and she will send you an audition time.