I happen to love John Cariani’s charming play, “Almost, Maine.”
In the right hands, it’s sweet but not cloying, genuine and not caricature — and real, real, real.
So it’s great to hear that a much-loved production of the play, directed by Carin Zakes Green — which ran three sold-out weekends at the Darien Arts Center last year — is taking a victory lap of sorts, playing at the Port Chester Senior Center, 222 Grace Church St., Port Chester tonight at 8, and tomorrow at 2 and 8.
Sounds like it’s in just the right hands, with a cast that includes Rasha Clark, Mario Fuentes, Peter Green, Ann Peterson, Larry Reina, Marc Hartog, Nancy Anderson, Lynn Barasch and my colleague Scott Faubel.
Peter Green is fresh off directing “Little Shop of Horrors” at Rye High School, a show as far from “Almost, Maine” as, well, as Skid Row is from the North Woods.
The production is part of the Port Chester Council for the Arts 30th anniversary celebration. It’s a remarkable, far-sighted and important group that has become vital to folks in and around Port Chester and Rye Brook.
$15, $10 for students and seniors. 914-939-3183 or email PortChesterCFA@gmail.com.
Thanks to Deb Failla for the photos: Top, Mark Hartog and Scott Faubel; middle, Rasha Clark and Peter Green; bottom, Lynne Barasch and Mario Fuentes.