Almost, Maine

Almost, Maine was produced and directed by Suzanne Niedland at the Burt Reynolds Institute for Film & Theatre. It ran for 5 sold out performances from April 28 – May 2, 2010.


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.

John Cariani’s “Almost, Maine” is a series of nine amiably absurdist vignettes about love, with a touch of good-natured magic realism.


Lendall, Dave ... David Ausem
Pete, Steve ... Vincent Chimato
Man ... J. Mark Emerson
Phil ... Klif Gehring
Marvalyn, Hope ... Earleen Carey-Marlow
East, Randy ... Peter Marzilli
Ginette ... Ivie Gabrielle Slocumb
Waitress, Gayle ... Marianne Carlisle Salem
Glory, Marci ... Rhonda Stearns
Jimmy ... Robert Tassey
Sandrine, Rhonda ... Joanna Theobalds
Chad ... C. Todd Vittum

John Cariani

Suzanne Niedland

Stage Manager
Pierre Rivard

Lighting Design
Scott Wagmeister

Set Design
Peter Marzilli

Vinny Chimato

Matthew Poliffrone

Poster & Program
Aaron Wells

Original artwork provided by Bulldog Theatrical used by arrangement with

Almost, Maine Incidental Music composed by Julian Fleisher

Produced in conjunction with--and performed at--the Burt Reynolds Institute for Film and Theatre (BRIFT)


Photos by Steve van Clark (unless otherwise noted). Click on photos to enlarge them.