John Cariani

Maine playwrights who’ve seen national success discuss what it takes, and what it means, to write for the contemporary stage. This discussion will air as Portland Stage Company stages John Cariani’s “Almost Maine,” which has become among the most-produced plays in America.

Mical Hutson

When "Almost, Maine" opened in Portland in 2004, the play was well-received and would go on to receive mixed reviews in New York a few years later. Today, it's one of the most frequently produced plays in the United States, particularly in high school and community theaters. “Almost, Maine” playwright John Cariani, who grew up in Presque Isle, joins the cast of the latest production at Portland Stage Company in celebration of Maine's bicentennial.