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HCC’s Arts Collective Presents “Almost, Maine” – A Play by John Cariani

A Beautiful Midwinter Night’s Play to Celebrate the New Year and Valentine’s Day
set photo from Almost Maine

Columbia, MD – Howard Community College’s (HCC) Arts Collective will present “Almost, Maine,” a play by John Cariani, January 24–26, 2020, in Monteabaro Recital Hall, located within the college’s Horowitz Visual and Performing Arts Center. 

As northern lights hover in a magical, star-filled sky, the residents of Almost, Maine find themselves falling in and out of love in sweet, hilarious, and unexpectedly powerful ways – at exactly the same time. 

With “Almost, Maine,” Arts Collective is proud to feature the work of cast members and production creatives who are seasoned veterans and first-time performers, including HCC students, alumni, staff, and guest artists. 

The show will take place on Friday, January 24 at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., Saturday, January 25 at 7:30 p.m., and Sunday, January 26 at 2 p.m. Tickets cost $15 for general admission, $12 for seniors and military, and $10 for students. Tickets can be purchased at the Box Office, by phone at 443-518-1500, or online.


  • Keith Becraft
  • Lochlan Shea Belford
  • Ian O. Collins
  • Cloe Dixon
  • Karen Eske
  • Diego Esmolo
  • Dana Fleischer
  • Jesalyn Gordon
  • Mayumi B. Griffie
  • Daniel Johnston
  • Gareth Kelly
  • Maia Krapcho
  • Bruce Leipold
  • Sarah Luckadoo
  • Morgan Marsden
  • Melissa Paper
  • Colin Riley
  • Nya Stevens
  • Bryan Thompson


  • Director: S.G. Kramer
  • Rehearsal Stage Manager: Sarah Luckadoo
  • Production Stage Manager: Chania Hudson
  • Set Coordination: S.G. Kramer, Emma K. McDonnell
  • Light Design: Eric Moore
  • Sound Design: Austin Sapp
  • Costume Design: Jessica Welch
  • Props Design: Chania Hudson
  • Original Illustration, Graphics: Emma K. McDonnell
  • Resident Photographer: Bruce K. Press Photography


  • Available for Download
  • Photographer: Bruce F. Press Photography
  • Featuring: 
  • AM 2: Karen Eske, Bruce Leipold
  • AM 6: Morgan Marsden, Maia Krapcho, Keith Becraft
  • AM 12: Lochlan Shea Belford, Nya Stevens

About HCC’s Arts Collective

Howard Community College’s critically acclaimed Arts Collective engages performers, creatives, and audiences with innovative events that ignite our collective imaginations. For over two decades, Arts Collective has served as a creative cauldron, providing expert guidance and training to new and experienced artists in bringing vibrant life to diverse works on the stage, from the newly devised to the classics and all in between. Arts Collective’s positive, collaborative, educational environment is open to everyone. Join us in creating new heights of learning and possibility!

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Topics: Arts & Culture
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