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Almost, Maine

a romantic comedy by John Cariani

A funny, warm and whimsical romantic comedy set in the mythical town of Almost, Maine

Department of Theatre & Drama

Arthur Miller Theatre

October 4 -14, 2012


The Story: On a cold winter night graced with the Northern lights, the remote community of Almost, Maine, sparkles with wonder. As the night progresses, nine couples experience the various, unpredictable elements of love – that first spark, heartbreak, falling in love, breaking up, and the joys of discovering you’re meant for each other, or perhaps not. Filled with comic and poignant tales, Almost, Maine examines our search for human connection.

Background: Actor John Cariani (Law & Order, Numb3rs) began writing when he found contemporary audition materials lacking and decided to create his own. His monologues evolved into scenes that eventually became Almost, Maine. A love letter to Northern Maine where Cariani grew up, the play premiered at the Portland Stage Company in 2004, and became the most successful production in the theatre’s history. The comedy took off like a proverbial snowball in regional and international theatres, rolling over Our Town and A Midsummer Night’s Dream in yearly amateur productions. Whimsical, effervescent, and endearing, Almost, Maine is a heart-warming, midwinter night’s dream about the joys and perils of romance.


Artistic Staff

Director Jerry Schweibert
Scenic Designer Eli Schlatter
Costume Designer Christianne Myers
Lighting Designer Jenn Jacobs
Sound Designer Henry Reynolds
Stage Manager Katie Lantz



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Photography Credits:

U-M Photo Services

Joe Welsh

Peter Smith

David Smith

Glen Behring

Tom Bower