Almost, Maine opening at Napa Valley Conservatory Theater on March 9!
“It’s what happens to your heart when the stars fall.” Press (Seoul, South Korea)
This March, Napa Valley Conservatory Theater offers Almost, Maine, a magical, off-beat, hilarious and always tender tribute to true love. Set among the forests and snow of tiny Almost, Maine, metaphor becomes reality as hapless couples navigate the tricky pathways to true love. Hearts are literally broken, "the other shoe" really does drop, and love is returned...by the bagful, in fact.
Almost, Maine, by John Cariani, is directed by Napa Valley College (NVC) faculty member, Danielle Cain and plays March 9-25. Ms. Cain most recently directed the acclaimed production of How I Learned to Drive at Sonoma State University where she is also a theater professor. How I Learned to Drive was named one of the “Top Ten” shows of 2011 by the Northbay Bohemian. A sought-after actress as well, Ms. Cain was recently seen as Beatrice in the Shakespeare Napa Valley production of Much Ado About Nothing.
Theater is all about collaboration and this production takes it one step further: the set for Almost, Maine is borrowed from the College of Marin’s Theater Arts Department, saving NVC some precious arts dollars in the process.
“The idea of ‘metaphor made manifest’ is the opposite of corny,” avers Ms Cain. “Its sincerity has a cumulative effect, so that by the end of the play we get a glimpse of what the magic of love might be. It’s the boundary between reality and fantasy where this magic is created.”
Almost, Maine plays March 9, 10, 16, 17, 23, 24 at 8 p.m. and March 11, 18, 25 at 2 p.m. in the Studio Theater at the Napa Valley College Performing Arts Center. The Performing Arts Center is located at 2277 Napa-Vallejo Hwy. in Napa. Ticket prices are $20 general and $15 for students, seniors and military personnel. Seating is by general admission. Tickets may be purchased by calling the box office at 707-256-7500 or online at www.napavalleytheater.org.
“ALMOST, MAINE lets in a cold blast of hot love! This is a play to love—for its quirkiness and its unabashed romantic spirit.” The Los Angeles Daily News
“A captivating comedy. Full of wholly unexpected and utterly enchanting surprises. A wooly midwinter night’s dream.” The Dallas Observer