Almost Maine

Almost Maine was almost staged in “the Fort” – the  still-new black box theatre named for Hugh Fortmiller, who taught drama early on in his 41-year career at Middlesex. As part of the effort to keep COVID-19 at bay, however, the bittersweet comedy written by John Cariani was moved to the more spacious Kaye Theatre, where small groups of masked students could spread out and enjoy the show on January 13 and 14, 2022.

Under the direction of Dennis Canty and Patti Lonergan, the cast of 13 actors entertained audiences with a series of nine vignettes that explored the many feelings and phases of love – from promising to painful – all leavened with humor and a few absurdities along the way. The hour-long escape to the fictional setting of Almost, Maine, proved to be a great break from work and winter for students and faculty alike.