Wednesday, January 12, 2011


Almost, Maine
A play by John Cariani
Directed by Jeff Knapp

Audition Dates:

  • Saturday, January 15, 2011: 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
  • Sunday, January 16, 2011: 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
  • Callbacks: Date and time to be determined (by invitation only).

Performance Dates: Friday, March 18–Saturday, April 2; (Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays).  

Show description: 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 whimsical and often unexpected ways. Knees are bruised. Hearts are broken. But the bruises heal, and the hearts mend, almost, in this delightfully charming midwinter night’s dream. Produced by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service Inc.

Cast requirements: 2 Men and 2 Women, "young" male/female couple (late 20s, early 30s), and a "not-as-young" male/female couple (late 30s, early 40s). Maine accents are not suggested. Each performer will play the following parts:

Younger Man:
Pete: vaguely confused about spacial relations.
Steve": no sense of touch, so he keeps a book of "things that can hurt you."
Lendall:  a fella who has quite a bit of love to give.
Randy: Blue collar "county boy."
Dave: a not-so-tough man. Has a thing for Rhonda and snowmobiling.

Younger Woman:
Glory: looking to connect with an old love by hiking through Maine.
Waitress: she serves beer.
Marvalyn: looking to do some ironing and get back to her boyfriend.
Marci: a young wife who isn't sure what she signed up for.
Rhonda: a tough, tomboyish woman. Loves snowmobiling.

Older Man:
East: a repairman. He fixes things.
Jimmy: used to date Sandrine.
Chad: blue collar "county boy."
Phil: a guy who wishes he was a little happier.
Dan: former HS athlete who never left Almost, Maine.

Older Woman:
Ginette: dates Pete; wants to find love.
Sandrine: a bachelorette.
Gayle: a gal who has quite a lot of love to give back.
Hope: former prom queen who left Almost, Maine, and came back looking for something.

Audition Sides (click title to access script)

Please arrive within the first hour of the audition to register. Readings will be from the script, sides will be provided. All roles are available. Casting is open, and newcomers are welcome and encouraged. If you have specific questions about the play or auditions, please contact

The Barn Theatre is located at 32 Skyline Drive in Montville, NJ, just minutes off Route 287, Exit 47. For more information or directions, call 973.334.9320, or visit