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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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Surviving as a New York playwright is exactly the thing at which Cariani is struggling. The scene with the two young men has no reference to sex at all. In the latter part of that decade, he began writing and performing pieces for Performance Space Carianii, a special theater the television network set up in the hopes of finding a replacement for its then-aging tentpole programs Seinfeld and Friends. 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 by John Cariani

Jan 4 – Jan Improbably, the play has found itself recently embroiled in scandal. He first heard of the play when a neighboring school put on a production. During the school year, it was No. Aside jon a few references in dialog to characters in other scenes, the stories do not intertwine. Views Read Edit View history.


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Living in a place like northern Maine—life is a bit simpler there. National Unified Auditions New York. So you can get a winter coat anywhere, or you can go really crazy with things.

It combines two very desirable traits not often found together: This was in Read More dancers Performer. It is just as much about pain. Guide written by Eleanor Cohn-Eichner.

Retrieved from ” https: I do feel that life is really complex, but it can also be really jon. I think it can be done by almmost any theater company without offending anyone. 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 educational objectives.

At 44 years old, Cariani retains the youthful energy and enthusiasm that suffuse his play.

The dialogue is written naturally and is easy to comprehend. I believe in this play! They had already purchased the play and started rehearsing for it.

Some things were logistic. By Chris Chafin long Read. Dramatists Play Service, Inc. Retrieved 23 October Archived from the original on The play survived a death-sentence review to become one of the biggest hits in contemporary global theater. Cariani still feels that the New York nonprofit theater establishment refuses to give his work a fair hearing.


Cariani, ever chipper, found nothing about which cariain be upset, even in the censorship of his own play. By using this site, caariani agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Click here to post your opportunity.

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Cariani was shocked, he said, when he first heard a high school was going to be mounting a production. Design The 15 coolest interfaces of the year. Retrieved 18 October A man shrinks to half his former size, after losing hope in love.

Today, it is massively popular with community theaters, regional repertory houses, and international performance groups. This is a beautifully structured play, with nifty surprise endings most but not all of them happy and passing references to characters from other vignettes, which slyly tell us more about them.

It premiered at the Portland Stage Company in Portland, Maine in where it broke box office records and garnered critical acclaim. One couple, recently broken up, has this exchange: