September 1, 2, 8, 9, 14, 15 & 16.
Matinee performances, September 3 & 10
Almost, Maine - by John Cariani
Directed by Marti Ibrahim.
A woman carries her heart, broken into 19 pieces, in a small paper bag. A man shrinks to half his former size, after losing hope in love. A couple keep the love they have given each other in large red bags, or compress the mass into the size of a diamond. These playful and surreal experiences are commonplace in the world of Almost, Maine, where on one deeply cold and magical Midwinter Night, the citizens of Almost -- not organised enough for a town, too populated for a wilderness -- experience the life-altering power of the human heart.
Relationships end, begin, or change beyond recognition, as strangers become friends, friends become lovers, and lovers turn into strangers.
Propelled by the mystical energy of the aurora borealis and populated with characters who are humourous, plain-spoken, thoughtful, and sincere, this play is a series of loosely connected tales about love, each with a compelling couple at its centre, each with its own touch of sorcery.
Ada Jean - Marvalyn
Alison Jones - Marci
Amy Penning - Ginette, Woman
Gareth Clarke - Chad, Dave
James Banger - Jimmy, Lendall
Jamie Clegg - Pete, Man
Katie Possingham - Gayle, Waitress
Lucy Butler - Rhonda
Lizzie Matjacic - Glory
Michael Cooper - Phil
Samuel Chappel - Randy
Trav Eccles - East, Steve
Vicki Smith - Sandrine