In the remote town of Almost, Maine, people’s lives aren’t that much different than they would be in the big city. They fall in love. Others fall out of love. They plan their futures together. Others no longer see a future together. There’s joy and there’s heartbreak in Almost, Maine, and it’s the humanity of their stories that has made John Cariani’s play Almost, Maine one of the most popular on stages across the nation.
Theatre Oxford will present Almost, Maine at The Powerhouse for one night, Saturday, August 5, at 7:30 pm. Directed by Jules Mikell and co-produced by the Yoknapatawpha Arts Council, Almost, Maine is actually a series of vignettes about relationships across the mythical town.
Since its premiere at the Portland Stage Company in 2004, Almost, Maine has proven so popular that theatre companies across the nation have staged productions. The American National Theatre selected it as one of the most outstanding regional theatre productions of the season.
“For every scene that has heartbreak, there’s another scene that inspires hope that the right person is just around the corner, or maybe has been there the whole time,” director Mikell said about the play. “Almost, Maine takes a town and breaks it down to show the intricate and sometimes complicated lives of the individuals.”
The Theatre Oxford production is free to the public, but seats are limited. Reserve yours at oxfordarts.com/theatreoxford. To learn more about Theatre Oxford, visit their website, TheatreOxford.org or follow them on social media @theatreoxford.