Almost, Maine

Year:  2023-2024 Season

Category:  2023-2024 Season

Release Date:  September 8th – September 17th, 2023

Director:  Betty Neal

Writers:  John Cariani

Duration:  2 Hours

For Phone Reservations, please call (951) 658-5300

Single Admission (everyone) is $20.00 per seat.
Opening Night Admission is $15.00 per seat.
Group Discount available for 10 or more seats.

Welcome to Almost, Maine, a place that’s so far north, it’s almost not in the United States. It’s almost in Canada. And it’s not quite a town, because its residents never got around to getting organized. So it almost doesn’t exist. One cold, clear, winter night, as the northern lights hover in the star-filled sky above, the residents of Almost, Maine, find themselves falling in and out of love in unexpected and hilarious ways. Knees are bruised. Hearts are broken. But the bruises heal, and the hearts mend—almost—in this delightful midwinter night’s dream.

Types: Full-Length Play

Genre: Romantic Comedy

*** All Ages are Relative ***

Prologue, Interlogue, Epilogue

PETE and GINETTE who have been dating for a little while.

Her Heart

EAST, a repairman, and GLORY, a hiker.

Sad and Glad

JIMMY, a heating and cooling guy, SANDRINE, his ex-girlfriend, and a salty WAITRESS

This Hurts

MARVALYN, a woman who is very good at protecting herself, and STEVE an open, kind fellow whose brother protects him.

Getting it Back

GAYLE and LENDALL, a longtime girlfriend and boyfriend

They Fell

RANDY and CHAD, two “country boys”


DEENA and SHELLY, two “country girls”

Where it Went

PHIL, a hard-working husband, and his hard-working wife MARCI

Story of Hope

HOPE, who has traveled the world, and MAN, who has not

Seeing the Thing

RHONDA, a tough woman, and DAVE, the not-so-tough man who loves her

Pason Sellers as Pete
Bret Cherland as East & Phil
Laura Cherland as Glory and Marci
Thomas Berry as Jimmy
Nancy Wilson as Sandrine
Lisa Fulton as Waitress
Shenn Sellers as Steve
Joey Mercado as Marvalyn
Diego Cruz as Lindall & Dave
Karina McQueen as Gayle & Ginnette
Neal Handy as Randy
Owen Newborn as Chad
Mark Branyon as Danny
Cherie Gero as Hope
Julie Ngo as Rhonda

Director:  Betty Neal
Stage Manager:  Kimberly Restaneo
Set Design / Construction:  Betty Neal, Marvin McQuown, Bret Cherland, Stanley Hicks
Lighting and Sound:  Jason A. Middle & Ella Middle

Almost, Maine was not my first choice of plays to direct but it was certainly the right choice.  I was hesitant at first because I am very new to directing and this play has so many moving parts.  With 28 sound effects and 18 lighting cues that are needed to bring each of the 9 scenes, with 16 actors, to life you can understand why I was nervous.

I want to thank our amazing cast; you truly turned this show into 9 “magical moments” just as the author intended.  I want to thank Peggy, Marve, Bret, Laura, Josh, Kim, and Stanley for working with me and cheering me on along the way.  I hope you each enjoy our show!

Ramona Bowl Board of Directors

Weathertight Roofing

The Village

San Jacinto Lions Club

RHP Volunteers

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Fundraiser Information...

The 1st Saturday of every production we allow a local organization to use our theater as a fundraiser. On Saturday, September 9th there will be a fundraiser performance. If you would like to attend this show, please contact the organization listed below.

Saturday, September 9th @ 2:30pm – San Jacinto Lions

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