Like the Northern Lights, Almost, Maine Will Flicker Out Off-Broadway Feb. 12

News   Like the Northern Lights, Almost, Maine Will Flicker Out Off-Broadway Feb. 12 The Off-Broadway run of Almost, Maine, the new romantic play by John Cariani, will close Feb. 12 after 30 previews and 37 performances at the Daryl Roth Theatre in Union Square.

The producers announced the shuttering Feb. 2.

As an actor, Cariani received an Outer Critics Circle Award and a Tony nomination for his work as Motel in the recently closed revival of Fiddler on the Roof. His Almost, Maine, made up of scenes set in chilly Maine, opened Jan. 12, after previews Off-Broadway from Dec. 15, 2005.

Gabriel Barre directs a cast that features Todd Cerveris, Justin Hagan, Miriam Shor and Finnerty Steeves.

Almost, Maine concerns the "residents of a small, northern town [who] are falling in and out of love at an alarming rate. Love is discovered; hearts are broken and mended — almost — in this midwinter night's dream!"

The play premiered in fall 2004 at the Portland Stage Company in Maine and became a major hit for the resident company. The creative team of the New York production includes James Youmans (set design), Jeff Croiter (lighting design), Tony Smolenski IV and Walter Trarbach (sound design) and Pamela Scofield (costume design). The production features an original score by singer-songwriter Julian Fleisher.

In addition to Fiddler on the Roof, John Cariani has also appeared on the New York stage in Two Gentlemen of Verona. His screen credits include "Scotland, PA," "Showtime," "Kissing Jessica Stein" and "Law & Order." He was a contributing playwright for The Audience, and his next play, Cul de Sac, will be produced within the year.

The Daryl Roth Theatre is located in Manhattan at 101 East 15th Street. Performances are Tuesday-Saturday evenings at 8 PM, Sundays at 7 PM with matinees on Saturdays at 4 PM and Sundays at 3 PM. Tickets, priced $26-$66, are available by calling (212) 239-6200.

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