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REVIEW - ‘Almost, Maine’ a slice of real life

Posted: Thursday, Nov 29th, 2012

The cast of “Almost, Maine,” now playing at the Yachats Commons, includes Maribeth Zanone, left, Karlia Bertness, Cris Torp, Jacquee Christnot, Carl Miller, Amy Parker, Jason Parker, Patty Egan, Mick Mugnai, Kyle Bertness, Graham Shields and Holly Anne Gibbons. This is the final weekend, with performances at 7 p.m. today (Friday) and Saturday, and a matinee at 2 p.m. Sunday. (Courtesy photo by Chris Graamans)

Features show about love in a small town

At first blush, playwright John Cariani’s script, “Almost, Maine,” could be comfortably mistaken as yet another casual script about life in small-town, rural America. With remarkable, often sardonic undertones, playwrights Sam Shepard, Eugene O’Neil, and Tennessee Williams often depicted small town life as violent and twisted, consumed by alcoholism, adultery, incest and greed. Cariani, born and raised in Presque Isle, Maine (population 9,600), saw things from a different vantage point - and it is what makes this show so special.

For the complete article see the 11-30-2012 issue.

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