What is this summer’s performance of Almost, Maine about?
Almost, Maine is a play about love, in all its fine, funny, and complicated forms, in a small, New England town. It’s written by Tony Award nominee John Cariani. I first heard about this play when I was in New York City, fresh out of drama school, and someone handed me a flyer for this new off-Broadway play. Soon after, I went to Los Angeles and was perusing the Samuel French Bookshop where I saw a casting call for the West Coast debut of Almost, Maine. I called my agent, got an audition, and they hired me. John is the reason I got my Equity card all those years ago and we’ve been friends ever since.
Fast forward to today, Almost, Maine has become the most produced play in the country, has recently been turned into a novel, and the big news is that it will soon be a Broadway musical. The other big news is: John will be starring in The Roundabout’s production of Tony Kushner’s Caroline, Or Change this autumn on Broadway.
This July in the Depot, John and I will be performing Almost, Maine and John will also be doing a Q&A and book signing at the Hickory Stick Bookshop on the same weekend. I’m really excited for people to see the play, meet John, and buy the book. It’s going to be a very special weekend and the money raised from the performances will go to the arts, as well as to Judy Black Park and Garden, in honor of Denise Trevenen, who was one of this community’s greatest neighbors. Learn more about this summer’s Theatre for Good performance.