Almost, Maine

By John Cariani

2013

Director: Holly Durand

Lighting Design: Donald Fox

Costume Design: Allison Burrell

Venue: CD Smith III Theatre, Miller Performing Arts Center

Photos: Nate Gibson

Almost, Maine is a romantic story of lonely people in a small town in rural Maine, where everyone knows everyone but no one really knows anybody. Each scene in the play is a moment between two people finding one another and making a connection in the isolation, so I wanted to evoke both a closeness and a separation. I had the idea of ‘snow globe’ moments in a black void, where the location for each character’s scene would always be visible, but separate from one another.