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School of Theatre and Dance Mainstage Series: Almost, Maine

Saturday, October 26, 2013 at 7:30pm

Huntley Middle School, Auditorium 1515 S 4th St DeKalb, IL 60115

October 17-20, 24-26 

Showtimes: 7:30 p.m. Weekdays and Saturdays & 2:00 p.m. Saturdays and Sunday

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. When the “other shoe” literally drops from the sky, and love can be found inside two red
velvet bags, perhaps there is some magic in the air of this delightful midwinter night’s dream.
Written by Tony Award nominated actor John Cariani (Law and Order) as audition pieces for
himself, Almost, Maine is eleven linked vignettes about romantic love and all its pathos, bruised
knees, and broken hearts, as well as its romance, heartfelt connections and hope.
Dramatic Magazine’s Top 10 school produced plays for 2009-2010 listed Almost, Maine as
number one, bumping Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream to the number two spot.
“… The New York Times said Almost Maine will either evoke “awww’s or ick’s, depending on
your affection for its whimsical approach to the joys and perils of romance. Magical happenings
bloom beneath the snowdrifts.”
“A charmer…Unexpected magic lingers in the air like someone’s breath on a cold winter’s night.
John Cariani aims for the heart by way of the funny bone.” —Star-Ledger.
“Utterly endearing. . . It’s hard not to warm up to ALMOST, MAINE. A crowd-pleaser.” —


This production is not affiliated in any way with the DeKalb CUSD # 428


Event Type

Theatre, Arts & Entertainment


School of Theatre & Dance, College of Visual & Performing Arts



$16 adults; $13 seniors; $8 students

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