Out of Box Theatre Brings Love to the Stage…well…almost.

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Ginette (Linda Place) and Pete (James Connor) learn what it means to be close. Photo by Carolyn Choe

Ginette (Linda Place) and Pete (James Connor) learn what it means to be close. Photo by Carolyn Choe

It’s winter in Almost, Maine. Salty waitresses, lost tourists, tough and not-so–tough women and men crack open some beer, start their snowmobiles, pitch a tent, and gather under the northern lights to try to make sense of this strange thing called love. Funny, sexy, sad, and ever-searching, the people of Almost, Maine are stalked by dreams and fears alike as they ante up again and again determined to get past the ‘almost’ to capture the real. Love is local and the world is strange in this midwinter night’s dream.

Almost, Maine by John Cariani, directed by Julie Taliaferro, is a charming play featuring 18 of the best actors in town, including returning Out of Box favorites Leigh-Ann Campbell, Davin Grindstaff, Jerry Jobe, Emily Tyrybon, LeeAnna Lambert, Candace Mabry and James Connor among others. Almost, Maine premiered in 2002 and has been produced by nearly 2000 theatre companies since making it one of the most frequently produced plays in the past decade. Out of Box Theatre Company calls it their “Postcard to Love: the good, the bad, and the surprising Kind.”

Almost, Maine runs November 8 to 23, 2013 Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 3 p.m. Tickets are $17-22 in advance, $20-25 at the door. For more information and tickets visit www.outofboxtheatre.com or call 678-653-4605.