Almost, Maine

Welcome to Almost, Maine, a town that’s so far north, it’s almost not in the United States—it’s almost in Canada. And it almost doesn’t exist. Because its residents never got around to getting organized. So it’s just…Almost.

One cold, clear Friday night in the middle of winter, while the northern lights hover in the sky above, Almost’s residents find themselves falling in and out of love in the strangest ways. Knees are bruised. Hearts are broken. Love is lost, found, and confounded. And life for the people of Almost, Maine will never be the same.

ALMOST, MAINE: It’s love. But not quite.

Dinner Theatre Auditions!

November 6 and 7 at 7 PM at the United Methodist Church in Brownstown (next to JCCT)

Almost, Maine, by John Cariani, is Jackson County Community Theatre’s dinner theatre show for the 2017-18 season. Performances will be held at The Pines Evergreen Room in Seymour, and rehearsals will take place at the director’s home/outbuilding on the south side of Seymour until the week of the show.  Rehearsals will likely begin the week of December 11.

Almost, Maine is the name of a town (it was almost a town, not quite meeting all the requirements). On a cold, clear, moonless night in the middle of winter, all is not quite what it seems in the remote, mythical town. As the northern lights hover in the star-filled sky above, residents of Almost 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 midwinter night’s dream that blends romantic comedy and magical realism. The show consists of nine vignettes about love, always a nice theme for a February show. You can find out more about the play at almostmaine.com.

The cast requirements for this show are extremely flexible. At minimum, four actors could be cast (two men and two women playing multiple roles, as was done in the original production). However, each vignette is independent, so as many as nineteen men and women could be cast. This is a great opportunity if you’ve been reluctant to take on a large part.  Ages of the characters are from young adults to about any age upward. After all, everyone falls in love! 

Auditions will consist of cold readings from the script and perhaps some improvisation games if time permits. No preparation is needed, but please bring a photo of yourself (casual snapshot is fine).  You’ll also need to list any known conflicts on a form provided at tryouts, so bring your calendar. Due to the nature of the show, not everyone will need to attend every rehearsal, so we can try to accommodate everyone’s schedule.

JCCT requires that everyone participating in our shows be a member of JCCT for the current year (beginning in April), for legal reasons. If you are not already a member, you can become one for only $5.

For more information call JCCT at 812-358-5228, or email mail@jcct.org.  You may also email the director at sjwilliams77@yahoo.com with questions.  Hope to see you there!

Ticket Information

Auditions

November 6, 7 at 7:00pm 

Dinner Shows

Feb 16, 17, 23, 24
2018

Matinee (No Dinner)

Feb 18
2018
Directed by
Stacey Williams

Actor/Character(s)

Austin Bailey as Pete
Grace Beach as Ginette
Matt Nieman as East/Daniel
Annie Bingham as Glory/Marci
Karen Haas as Sandrine/Shelly
Paul Keller as Jimmy/Dave
Kathy Nelson as Waitress/Hope
Katrina Hardwick as Marvalyn/Deena
Greg Simons as Steve/Phil
Megan Keller as Gayle/Rhonda
Steve Windley as Lendall

Behind the Scenes

Katherine Stahl–Producer

Kathy Nelson–Stage Manager

 

 

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