Play by Fiddler Star Almost, Maine Gets Stage Debut at Portland Stage Company

News   Play by Fiddler Star Almost, Maine Gets Stage Debut at Portland Stage Company
Maine native John Cariani — who was nominated for a Tony Award for his current Broadway turn in Fiddler on the Roof — will see his Maine-set play Almost, Maine get its world premiere at Maine's Portland Stage Company.
John Cariani
John Cariani

The work, which is New York-bound for March of 2005, is slated for a PSC run, Oct. 26-Nov. 21. Set in the potato country of northern Maine, Almost, Maine consists of "quirky little love vignettes," according to show materials. The work was previously seen in its early stages at the venue as part of its Little Festival of the Unexpected, as well as at the Cape Cod Theatre Festival in Falmouth, MA.

Cariani is currently making his Broadway debut as Motel in the revival of Fiddler on the Roof. He has appeared Off-Broadway in It's My Party... and in such films as "Scotland, PA," "Showtime," and "Kissing Jessica Stein." He also has a recurring role on "Law & Order."

The new Portland Stage Company season will also include James Goldman's The Lion in Winter (Sept. 28-Oct. 17), Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol (Dec. 3-24), Larry Shue's The Foreigner (Jan. 25-Feb. 20, 2005), Quiara Alegria Hudes' Yemaya's Belly (March 1-20, 2005), Stephen Mallatratt's adaption of the novel by Susan Hill Woman in Black (March 29-April 17, 2005) and Donald Margulies' Dinner With Friends (April 26-May 15, 2005).

For tickets and information on Almost, Maine and the season at PSC, 25 Forest Avenue in Portland, ME, call (207) 774-0465 or visit them online at

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