Donna Lynne Champlin, Kevin Isola, Kelly McAndrew & More Set for Transport Group's ALMOST, MAINE
Transport Group, the Drama Desk and OBIE award-winning theatre company, has announced complete casting for the upcoming revival of Almost, Maine, written by John Cariani and directed by Jack Cummings III. Alongside playwright Cariani who will play one of the roles, Almost, Maine will feature Donna Lynne Champlin, Kevin Isola, and Kelly McAndrew. Previews begin Tuesday, January 21 at the Gym at Judson, 243 Thompson Street at West 4 Street. Opening night is set forTuesday, February 4. Almost, Maine is scheduled to run through Sunday, February 23.
It's winter in Almost, Maine. Salty waitresses, lost visitors, 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 premiered at the Portland Stage Company in Portland, Maine in 2004 where it played to critical acclaim and broke box office records. The play opened at off-Broadway's Daryl Roth Theatre on January 12, 2006 and closed on February 12, 2006. Since its short-lived New York debut,Almost, Maine has become one of the most produced plays around the world. It has received over 2000 productions across the United States and internationally, having been translated into eleven languages, and produced in over 15 countries. Transport Group's production is the play's first New York revival.
Says Cariani about the Transport Group production, "I'm incredibly excited to bring Almost, Maine back to New York City with Transport Group. Acting in my long-time collaborator Jack Cummings III's production is a thrilling opportunity and will be a milestone in the journey of the play."
Transport Group is in the midst of its 20th Century Project, a ten-year cycle of ten productions, each production focusing on a different decade of the 20th century. The ten productions are comprised of five musicals and five plays-including three commissioned musicals, two commissioned plays, and five revivals. The cycle's first installment was Michael John LaChiusa's world premiere musical Queen of the Mist, which took place during the first decade of the 20th century (1900-1909). Queen of the Mist was commissioned by Transport Group with major support from the Shen Family Foundation. This season's production of John Van Druten's I Remember Mama is the second play in the cycle, focused on the next decade, 1910-1919.
Almost, Maine plays Tuesday - Thursday and 7pm; Friday at 8pm; Saturday at 2pm and 8pm; Sunday at 3pm at the Gym at Judson, 243 Thompson Street at West 4 Street. There will be no matinee performance on January 25 and February 1. Prices start at $49 for general admission, and $65 for premium reserved seating. Season subscription packages are now available for $80, which includes premium reserved seating to both shows, unlimited ticket exchanges, access to purchase house seats, exclusive subscriber-only events, and a free glass of wine at each show.
To purchase single tickets or subscriptions, visit www.transportgroup.org or phone 1-866-811-4111.