Almost, Maine

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Click here for an article about the connection between the playwright John Cariani and the Theatre Company of Saugus, by Mike Gaffney in the Saugus Advertiser on Wicked Local.

Click here for an album of  photos of the show by Sabrina Ornae Photography.

Our winter 2018 production will be Almost, Maine by John Cariani.  On a cold, clear, moonless night in the middle of winter, all is not quite what it seems in the remote, mythical town of Almost, Maine.  As the northern lights hover in the star-filled sky above, Almost’s residents find themselves falling in and out of love in unexpected and often hilarious ways.  Knees are bruised.  Hearts are broken.  But the bruises heal, and the hears mend – almost – in this delightful midwinter night’s dream.

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 theater.  At this point, it’s a welcome breath of fresh air.”  -New York Post

The Theatre Company of Saugus presents Almost, Maine on the last two weekends of February 2018.  Fridays & Saturdays 16, 17, 23, 24 February at 8:00 PM, and Sundays 18 & 25 February at 2:00 PM.

The location is the American Legion Post 210  /  44 Taylor Street  /  Saugus, Massachusetts  01906.

Tickets are on sale now.  When purchased at the door with cash or check, tickets are $20 for adults, or $18 for seniors, students, or children.  When purchased in advance online with a credit card, tickets are only $17 for adults, or $15 for seniors/students/children.  for complete info about reserving or purchasing seats, see our Tickets page.

The cash bar at the venue will be open on Fridays and Saturdays for this show, offering alcoholic and soft drinks.  For the Sunday matinees, only soft drinks will be offered.  Snacks and candy are for sale at all performances, before the show and during intermission.

Click here for the flyer.

The director of Almost, Maine is Matthew Garlin.  The stage manager is Mel Ingalls.

We are excited to announce the cast of Almost, Maine.  There are twenty roles.  We have nine actors, and each is playing two or more roles.

  • Katherine Bedard as Glory, Hope
  • Phillip Cururu as Jimmy, Dave
  • Rebecca Greene as Steve, Shelly
  • Jaime Hennessy as Ginette, Rhonda, Waitress
  • Mary-Liz Murray as Pat, Gayle
  • Janet Pohli as Marvalyn, Marci
  • Casey Preston as Lendall, Man, Guitarist
  • Jodie Putnam as Vocalist
  • Andrew Quinney as East, Phil
  • Margaret Stokes as Sandrine, Deena

All are new to the TCS stage, except for Andrew and Margaret, who have been in a few previous TCS productions.

If you would like to help out with the production behind the scenes, please contact us.

Almost, Maine is presented by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, Inc.