Almost, Maine

Season: 2022 Main Stage Season

Author: John Cariani

Director: Lynn Mulvey

Genre: Dramatic Love Story

Location: Colleen O Williams Theater

Synopsis:

Welcome to Almost, Maine, a place that’s so far north, it’s almost not in the United States. It’s almost in Canada. And it’s not quite a town, because its residents never got around to getting organized. So it almost doesn’t exist. The residents of Almost, Maine, find themselves falling in and out of love in unexpected and hilarious ways.


Show Dates

  • August 5, 2022 7:30 pm
  • August 6, 2022 7:30 pm
  • August 7, 2022 3:00 pm
  • August 12, 2022 7:30 pm
  • August 13, 2022 7:30 pm
  • August 14, 2022 3:00 pm

Audition Dates

  • May 15, 2022 5:00 pm
  • May 16, 2022 6:30 pm

Audition Details

THE STORY: 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 hearts mend—almost—in this delightful midwinter night's dream.

AUDITIONS:
Sunday, May 15, from 5-7 p.m.
Monday, May 16, from 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Callbacks (if needed):
Tuesday, May 17, from 6:30-8:30
Read-thru:
Thursday, May 19, from 6:30-8:30
Rehearsals will be on Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday nights from 6:30-8:30 beginning on June 13th.

PERFORMANCE DATES:
August 5, 6, 7 and 12, 13, 14

ROLES:
Almost, Maine is an ensemble piece featuring nine different couples in various stages of falling in or out of love. We need a minimum of two men and two women, but we can cast as many as 10 men and 9 women. This allows more than four performers to participate, and it potentially reduces the number of rehearsal hours required for each actor. The ages of the characters are variable but are between ages 18-40 somethings. Actors will rehearse only when their scenes are called. A tentative rehearsal calendar will be provided at auditions but may be adjusted to accommodate major conflicts. Please bring a list of any calendar conflicts with you to auditions.

NOTE: Some scenes will require male/female kissing, so a couple would be ideal for two of these roles.

If you are not offered a role, please consider participating as a member of the Almost, Maine crew and/or set-building team.

CHARACTERS AND THEIR SCENES:
PROLOGUE/INTERLOGUE/EPILOGUE Pete, late teens to early 30s, dating Ginette.
Ginette, late teens to early 30s, dating Pete.

HER HEART Man/East 20s to 30s, a repairman.
Woman/Glory 20s to 30s, a hiker.

SAD AND GLAD Jimmy, 20s to early 30s, a heating and cooling guy.
Sandrine, 20s to early 30s, Jimmy’s ex-girlfriend, a waitress.
Waitress/Villian, 20s to early 30s, a salty waitress.

THIS HURTS Woman/Marvalyn, 20s or early 30s, a woman very good at protecting herself. Man/ Steve, 20s or early 30s, an open, kind fellow whose brother protects him.

GETTING IT BACK Gayle, 20s to early 30s, longtime girlfriend of Lendall.
Lendall, 20s to early 30s, longtime boyfriend of Gayle.

THEY FELL Randy, 20s, Chad’s pal, a “county boy.”
Chad, 20s, Randy’s pal, a “county boy.”

WHERE IT WENT Phil, 30s to 40s, Marci’s husband, a working man.
Marci, 30s to 40s, Phil’s wife, a hard working woman.

STORY OF HOPE Woman/Hope late 30s to 50s, has traveled the world.
Man/Daniel late 30s to 50s, has not traveled the world. He must be either short or thin (or could be both).
Suzette (voice offstage) may be any age but “sounds” 30s to 50s.

SEEING THE THING Rhonda, 20s to early 30s, a tough woman.
Dave, 20s to early 30s, not-so-tough man who loves Rhonda.

Actors will cold-read a monologue and scenes provided at auditions. It is not necessary to memorize the material.


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