Auditions to be held November 15-16 @ 6:30PM immediately following MTI’s All Together Now
We are looking for 11 men and 12 women
Almost, Maine is a quiet, remote, empty and sometime lonely place. But a place of magic and wonder where people honor the aches of life.
Come join us and tell the story of these people comprising nine short plays that explore love and loss with joy and laughter in a remote, mythical almost-town called Almost, Maine. Each segment of the show presents two people and explores how their relationship develops, devolves, and changes. It is a testament to love, and the search for companionship. But more than that, the show is a cry for comfort. The characters want to find love however they can, and each vignette will hold a different level of resonance for each audience member.
The rehearsal schedule will not require a nightly time commitment. So, we are ready to be flexible with active lives and busy schedules. But the magic created will draw the actors and audiences into this witty, romantic, unsentimental and beautifully structured play.
No preparation is required for the audition or prior experience. Come to one of the audition nights and enjoy reading some of the scenes on stage. Contact director, Kelly Jo Smith for more information at email@example.com
Want to read the script?
THE STORY: 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. One cold, clear, winter night, as the northern lights hover in the star-filled sky above, the residents of Almost, Maine, find themselves falling in and out of love in unexpected and hilarious ways. Knees are bruised. Hearts are broken. But the bruises heal, and the hearts mend—almost—in this delightful midwinter night’s dream.
PROLOGUE Pete and Ginette, who have been dating for a little while.
SCENE 1: Her heart East, a repairman. Glory, a hiker.
SCENE 2: Sad and Glad Jimmy, a heating and cooling guy. Sandrine, his ex-girlfriend. A no-nonsense Waitress.
SCENE 3: This Hurts Marvlyn, a woman who is very good at protecting herself. Steve, an open kind of fellow, whose brother protects him.
SCENE 4: Getting it Back Gayle and Lendall, longtime boyfriend and girlfriend.
INTERMISSION INTERLOGUE Pete and Ginette, who have been dating for a little while.
SCENE 5: They Fell Chad and Randy, two Aroostock County boys.
SCENE 6: Where it Went Phil, a working man. Marci, his hardworking wife.
SCENE 7: The Story of Hope Hope, who has traveled the world. A Man, who has not.
SCENE 8: Seeing the Thing Rhonda, a tough woman. Dave, the not-so-tough man who loves her. EPILOGUE Pete and Ginette, who have been dating for a little while.
EPILOGUE Pete and Ginette, who have been dating for a little while.