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Almost, Maine

Almost Maine

Almost, Maine

A play by: John Cariani
Directed by S.G. Kramer

JANUARY 24, 25, 26, 2020
[4 Performances!]

Location: Monteabaro Recital Hall
Tickets: $10 - $12 - $15


Welcome to Almost, Maine, a place that is so far north, it’s almost not in the United States. It’s almost Canada. And it’s not quite a town, because its residents never got around to getting organized. So it almost doesn’t exist…

One magical, cold, clear, winter night, as the northern lights hover in the star-filled sky, the residents of Almost, Maine find themselves falling in and out of love in unexpected and hilarious ways. Knees are bruised. Hearts are broken. But the bruises heal, and the hearts mend… almost… in this delightful midwinter’s night’s dream. [More info below!]

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Box Office: 443-518-1500 / 
General Admission: $15
Seniors (60+) / Military: $12
Students with ID: $10
Recommended for ages 14 and up.
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Performance Dates/Times

Jan. 24, 2020 @ 2:00PM
Jan. 24, 2020 @ 7:30PM
Jan. 26, 2020 @ 2:00PM

----Driving Directions: HCC, 10901 Little Patuxent Pkwy, Columbia, MD 21044
----Building Map, Finding Horowitz Center Monteabaro Recital Hall
----Parking (Free & Easy!): West Garage is recommended.

Prologue, Interlogue, Epilogue:
Ian O. Collins: Pete
Dana Fleischer: Ginette
Sc. 1: Her Heart
Bruce Leipold: East
Karen Eske: Glory
Sc. 2: Sad and Glad
Keith Becraft: Jimmy
Morgan Marsden: Sandrine
Maia Krapcho: Waitress
Sc. 3: This Hurts
Diego Esmolo: Steve
Cloe Dixon: Marvalyn
Sc. 4: Getting It Back
Lochlan Shea Belford: Lendall
Nya Stevens: Gayle
Sc. 5: They Fell
Bryan Thompson: Randy
Colin Riley: Chad
Sc. 6: Where It Went
Gareth Kelly: Phil
Melissa Paper: Marci
Sc. 7: Story of Hope:
Mayumi B. Griffie: Dan
Jesalyn Gordon: Hope
Sc. 8: Seeing the Thing
Daniel Johnston: Dave
Sarah Luckadoo: Rhonda

Director: S.G. Kramer
Rehearsal Stage Manager: Sarah Luckadoo
Production Stage Manager: Emma K. McDonnell
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 F. Press Photography
What the New York Critics had to say about ALMOST, MAINE:

“ALMOST, MAINE is a series of nine amiably absurdist vignettes about love, with a touch of good-natured magic realism… witty, romantic, unsentimental. A beautifully structured play, with nifty surprise endings (most but not all of them happy).”  --The New York Times

“Sweet, poignant, and witty. Nearly perfect. ALMOST, MAINE’s charm is real [It] packs wit, earns its laughs and, like love, surprises you.”  --New York Daily News

“Mega-hit ALMOST, MAINE lands somewhere between Norman Rockwell and Our Town. Unabashedly unhip. There is no pretense of an edge here – the show offers a sweetness and decency that’s become rare at the theatre. At this point, it’s a welcome breath of fresh air.”  --New York Post
About the Director: S.G. Kramer
S. G. KRAMER (Director) celebrates her 25th year as Arts Collective’s producing artistic director since its inception in 1994. Over the past three decades Kramer has worked in the Baltimore-Metro area as director, designer and performer. Most recently, Kramer collaborated as producer and artistic director with AC's long-time partnered organization, Howard County Poetry and Literature Society (HoCoPoLitSo) on “A Harlem Renaissance Speakeasy: Featuring Live Jazz and Poetry from the 1920s”. Other recent Arts Collective directorial credits include AC’s 9th original devised play, Pip-Pip the Dragon: A Story of Wishes (2019), Clue (2019) – presented as part of a “Mystery Play Reading Series” presented by AC & HoCoPoLitSo, and Holiday Memories (2017). Kramer joyfully celebrates Arts Collective’s beautiful integration with Howard Community College’s magical Humanities Department, and the continued gift of working side by side with Tara Hart and the many powerful beyond measure artists on and off the stage.
About HCC’s Arts Collective:
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