Open auditions for FPT’s production of ALMOST MAINE will be held on Sunday, November 5, from 5:00 PM-8:00 PM!
A woman carries her heart, broken into nineteen pieces, in a small paper bag. After losing hope in love, a man shrinks to half his former size. 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 John Cariani’s Almost, Maine, where on one deeply cold and magical Midwinter Night, the citizens of Almost — not organized 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 humorous, plain-spoken, thoughtful, and sincere, Almost, Maine is a series of loosely connected tales about love, each with a compelling couple at its center, each with its own touch of sorcery.
Leland-Lendall is a quiet, matter-of-fact sort of man. Boyfriend Quiet Reserved Matter-Of-Fact Surprised Hurt S
Randy–Randy is a good, old, masculine, man’s man, country boy. Outdoorsy Uncomfortable Contractor Builder Angry Open Supportive LGBTQ+
CHAD- Chad is an outdoorsy redneck, a man’s man, a builder. Masculine Emotional Lovelorn Vulnerable Brave LGBTQ+
Phil –Phil is a tired, overworked husband and father. Unhappy Quarrelsome Sad Father Tired Overworked Despairing Lonely
Woman/Hope- Hope is a native of Northern Maine, but she went away to college but returned. Regretful Hopeful Lovelorn Traveller Romantic Talkative Polished Citified Impulsive
Man/Daniel- Daniel Harding is a settled, contented married man.
Diminished Peaceful Hopeless Settled Content Happy Surprised Quiet
Rhonda- Rhonda is an arm-wrestling championship winning, snowmobiling, kind of girl.
Tough Outdoorsy Tomboy Innocent Energetic Emotional Enthusiastic Gruff
Dave- Dave is a patient and friendly man, with the heart of an artist. Patient Lovelorn Outdoorsy Artistic Sensitive Painter Frustrated Friendly
East- Named as such because of a clerical error on his birth certificate. Repairman Handy Healer Lovestruck Quiet Kind
Glory- Glory is hiking and camping in Northern Maine. Hiker Camper Widow Quest Impulsive Guilty Broken-Hearted Talkative Mourning Emotional Tourist
Marvalyn- Marvalyn is doing her laundry on a Friday night in the laundry room. Curious Hard Times Unhappy Defensive Protective
Steve- Innocent Methodical Protected Cheerful Curious
Jimmy Sandrine- Jimmy is a lonely, sad man going through some very intense emotions. Self-Loathing Hurt Dumped Hopeful Intense Lonely Desperate Decent Overly Fond Depressed Sad
Marci- Marci is a hardworking wife and mother. Wife Tired Sad Unhappy Quarrelsome Mother Angry Upset Misunderstood Lonely Neglected Nagging Passive-Aggressive Practical Competent Pragmatic
Gayle- Gayle is a frustrated woman who has worked herself up into a tizzy. Angry Hurt Quarrelsome Disappointed Girlfriend Impulsive Enraged Self-Righteous Indignant
Pete- Pete is a quiet and happy man, sharing a sweet yet awkward moment. Reserved Sweet Inarticulate Brainy Quiet Happy Awkward
Ginette- Ginette is enjoying a romantic starlit moment with her boyfriend. Girlfriend Eager Hopeful Loving Romantic Brave Affectionate Hurt
Waitress- The Waitress is cheerful, businesslike, sympathetic. The Waitress is cheerful, businesslike, sympathetic
Sides coming soon! Sign up for an audition slot at the link below!