There’s nothing almost about Almost, Maine, now showing at Macklanburg Playhouse.
Seriously, this play has it all—sweet at times, bittersweet at other times. The acting is amazing. The sets are awesome. At times, I almost felt as though I was a part of this small community in northern Maine.
I left the theatre after Sunday’s matinee wanting to see it again.
The play is a series of vignettes, although they’re all set in the fictional town of Almost, Maine, on one particular Friday night. The characters know and talk about one another, so the stories are separate but connected. The play, by John Cariani, explores love—finding it, falling into it, giving it away—in in the most literal senses. And the stories are so universal, you’ll find yourself reflecting back on your own almost love stories.
The good news is you still have two chances to see it. Almost, Maine, returns to Macklanburg Theatre at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday.