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.
The CSHPlayhouse asks our audiences to join with us in providing the safest space possible for patrons, cast, crew, and staff. Our COVID-19 policy requires all ticketholders to wear masks. Masks are required for all ticketholders, regardless of vaccination status. Masks must be worn at all times, except while eating or drinking in designated areas. This policy is in effect for all performances until further notice and will be re-assessed on an ongoing basis. Proof of vaccination is not required at this time. This policy is subject to change at any time.
Almost, Maine is produced by arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, Inc.