The Colony Theatre continues its string of unique and entertaining shows with its current production, “Almost, Maine.” More a series of vignettes about love than a regular multi-act play, “Almost, Maine” delivers a satisfying experience.
Four actors play 19 characters living in the mythical town of Almost, an unorganized territory in Aroostook County, northern Maine, 200 miles from the ocean. It is truly in the middle of nowhere, or as my friend used to say, in the middle of everywhere. There are more moose and trees than people. But that doesn’t stop the residents from having uniquely human feelings, especially feelings of love.
It is 9 o’clock on a typical Friday night in the deep heart of winter. Nine different episodes take place at various locales around Almost. Every episode deals with love — love discovered, love lost, love desperately trying to express itself. The set changes little — it features tall, leafless trees, a door, and a few props — but the actors make up for its simplicity by creating wonderfully real and complex characters who demand our affection.