The Port Chester senior center is home to a starry stage this weekend for the play “Almost, Maine,” to be performed Friday and Saturday. The “mystical, magical romantic comedy” will help celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Port Chester Council for the Arts.
On a cold, clear, moonless night in the middle of winter, all is not quite what it seems in the remote, mythical town of Almost, Maine. As the northern lights hover in the star-filled sky above, Almost’s residents find themselves falling in and out of love in unexpected and often hilarious ways. Knees are bruised, hearts are broken; love is lost, found and confounded. But the bruises heal, the hearts mend—almost—in this delightful midwinter night’s dream.
“Almost, Maine”, written by John Cariani and directed by Carin Zakes Green, will be presented at The Port Chester Senior Center, 222 Grace Church Street, on Friday, April 27 and Saturday, April 28. A presentation of the PCCFA’s 30th Anniversary Artist Series, the new production reunites the director, cast and crew from a previously produced, sold-out three-weekend run at Connecticut’s Darien Arts Center in March 2011.
Zakes has reunited what she calls “a dream cast” of local actors, including Port Chester residents Rasha Clark, Mario Fuentes, Peter Green and Larry Reina, joined by Marc Hartog from Westport; Nancy Anderson from Norwalk; Lynn Barasch of South Salem, and Scott Faubel of White Plains. Port Chester crew includes Lighting Designer Jac-ques Robinson, special lighting effects by Anthony Tedesco, graphics by Dani Peets, and Production Coordinator Amy Simmons.
Details on the performance times and tickets are here.