About Almost, Maine

'Almost, Maine' by John Cariani.

A woman carries her heart, broken into nineteen pieces, in a small paper bag. A man shrinks to half his former size, after losing hope in love. 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‚Äôs 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.


Special Thanks to our 2020 Performance Season Sponsors:

Essentia Health

Culbert Realty

Frandsen Bank & Trust

North East Technical Services

Northern State Bank

Virginia Rotary


Additional sponsors greatly appreciated!  Contact Mary at [email protected] for sponsor levels and rewards. 


Lyric Center for the Arts



The mission of the non-profit Lyric Center for the Arts is to provide arts and educational opportunities for children and adults across the Iron Range while renovating the historic Lyric building.

Our programs include adult and children's theatre, a visual art gallery, our House Concert Series and workshops and classes.

Visit our website for more information.  https://www.lyriccenteronline.org/