Portland Stage Company

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.

Aaron Flacke

PORTLAND, Maine - Writer Monica Wood is known mostly for fiction, and for her best-selling memoir about growing up in a small Maine mill town. Now Wood is about to make her debut as a playwright and is once again drawing deeply on the experiences of her youth.