SIMSBURY, CT – The Theatre Guild of Simsbury (TGS) presents Almost Maine, directed by Karen Sidel and produced by Doreen Cohn. Avon resident Laura Garger is Assistant Director for the show. The production runs from Saturday, April 5 to Sunday, April 13 at Eno Memorial Hall, 754 Hopmeadow St. in Simsbury.
At times quirky, whimsical, sweet, and bittersweet, this heartwarming play showcases the residents of the remote, mythical town of Almost, Maine: ordinary, hardworking people who are impacted by love in a variety of ways on a cold, clear Friday night in the middle of winter. With the otherworldly northern lights as a backdrop, hearts will be broken and mended and love will be lost and found.
Almost Maine which just completed its Off-Broadway revival, premiered in 2002 and originally opened Off-Broadway in 2006. The TGS production of Almost Maine features Farmington resident Ginny Wolf as Rhonda/The Waitress in the cast of 13 gifted and artistic actors.
Playwright John Cariani is an actor who is most well-known for his portrayal of Forensics Tech Beck on television’s Law & Order, and Motel the Tailor in the 2004 Broadway revival of Fiddler on the Roof, for which he received the Outer Critics Circle Award for BestFeatured Actor in a Musical and a Tony Award Nomination.
Almost Maine plays the following schedule from April 5-13: Friday, April 11 at 8 p.m., Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. Tickets are $18 in advance and $20 at the door. Special rates for Students/Seniors are $18 and Preferred Seating is $25. Tickets may be purchased online at www.theatreguildsimsbury.org or in person at Eno Memorial Hall, 60 minutes prior to show time. Doors open 30 minutes prior to curtain.
Since its inception in 1972, the non-profit Theatre Guild of Simsbury has brought together theatre people of all ages for the purposes of enriching and entertaining the community; ensuring that quality musical theatre is accessible to all audiences; providing members with a forum in which to perform and perfect their skills; encouraging local youth to challenge and hone their skills and talents; providing students with continuing performing art education scholarships; collaborating with local sister community theatre organizations to ensure success and existence; and building audience participation in the arts from youth to maturity.
For more information on the TGS production of Almost Maine, check out the TGS website at www.theatreguildsimsbury.org or call (860) 658-0666.