Almost, Maine now showing at Robert B. Gaw Theatre

almost-maine-photoAfter the first day, Almost, Maine, actors and crew are geared up for their final few days of performance. 

Show times are 3:30pm Thursday, Saturday and 7:00pm on Friday. Tickets will cost 10RM, over 100 tickets have been sold for the Friday evening show already.

The play consists of 9 short acts, each of them being of the romantic comedy variety. Each short act has a different story and is about 9-10 minutes in length.

The set, according to some, was beautifully produced. There were realistic looking piles of snow and a nice warm-looking log cabin onstage. Oh, and there were also northern lights- which don’t entirely make sense because the setting is Maine- but a fictional world is a fictional world.

Before the play’s first showing, the stage manager, Eisha ’17 had many positive things to say; “I think the play will be absolutely fantastic- the amount of effort and time that went into this is phenomenal,” says Eisha. “The crew has been working on this production since before the school year began and in that time dedicated hours and weekends (10 hours a weekend day) have been put in.”

Almost, Maine was the first play written by John Cariani, who is a very prevalent actor in television. He has been in shows such as Law and Order and The Blacklist.

It first premiered in 2006 at the Daryl Roth Theatre and published by the Dramatists Play Service. It is one of the most produced plays in the past ten years, having been produced by over 2,500 theatre companies now, including our own school.