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Almost, Maine

Full Length, Romantic Comedy
2-9 men, 2-9 women
Total Cast: 18, Flexible Set
ISBN-13: 978-0-8222-2156-2


MIN. PERFORMANCE FEE: $130 per performance. SPECIAL NOTE: Original music composed by Julian Fleisher for the Play is available through the Play Service for $20.00. The original music is optional, but highly recommended by the author. To include this music in your production, you must complete the Optional Production Materials Rights Application. If you decide to use this music, the royalty fee for such use is $20.00 per nonprofessional performance.
NOTE ON EDITIONS: The only version of ALMOST, MAINE that may be purchased and/or used in production is the Third Revised Edition, issued in 2018. The cover of the Third Revised Edition is yellow. No other version of any or all of the plays that comprise ALMOST, MAINE may be performed, per the author’s request.

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.
“ALMOST, MAINE is a series of nine amiably absurdist vignettes about love, with a touch of good-natured magic realism…witty, romantic, unsentimental. A beautifully structured play, with nifty surprise endings (most but not all of them happy).” —NY Times. “Sweet, poignant, and witty. Nearly perfect. ALMOST, MAINE’s charm is real. [It] packs wit, earns its laughs and, like love, surprises you.” —NY Daily News. “Mega-hit ALMOST, MAINE lands somewhere between Norman Rockwell and Our Town. Unabashedly unhip. There is no pretense of an edge here—the show offers a sweetness and decency that’s become rare at the theater. At this point, it’s a welcome breath of fresh air.” —New York Post.