Five Star Review and Audiences Are Loving Providence Players’ “Almost, Maine”

Nine Stories One Magical Night In “Almost, Maine”

Just Two Weeks Remain 

Remaining Performances:

Friday 4/8, Saturday 4/9 at 7:30 PM. Final Sunday Matinee 4/10 at 2 PM

Next Week: Thursday 4/14, Friday 4/15, Saturday 4/16 at 7:30 PM

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Audience Member Comments: “Very funny”, “Delightfully Surprising”, “Touching”. “Outstanding performances and the set is fantastic”. “A wonderful evening of theater.” “Love is in the air and especially in Falls Church!! Beautifully directed and awesome acting – all around just a beauty of a show.”’s Chuck Leonard says – FIVE STARS for Almost, Maine

“The Providence Players of Fairfax’s production of Almost, Maine introduces those unfamiliar with the show to the joys and wonderment within it, and offers creative artistic choices that highlight the joys and beauty of the play.  Having seen the play twice before, I have not previously received the same sense of a small town’s community, which [Director] Gertzog reveals. The set design is beautifully coordinated with… lighting and projections. The stage pictures built with the prop trees blending into the snow-laden line of trees in the projections, all under a majestic starry sky are really gorgeous. When the night sky is inundated with a shifting rainbow from the northern lights, it is a stunning look, serving the play well.”

PPF Almost Maine Where it Went 8 Photo by Chip Gertzog Providence Players
Liz Mykietyn and Stuart Fischer in Almost, Maine
Providence Players Almost This Hurts Photo by Chip Gertzog Providence Players
Christopher Crockett and Jenny Madorsky in the Providence Players production of Almost, Maine [Click on Pic to Enlarge]

“With nine separate stories, there are moments that highlight specific actors. Standouts among the excellent ensemble include Christopher Crockett as Steve and Jenny Madorsky as Marvalyn. Different forms of pain, especially when connected to love, become apparent from Madorsky’s subtle acting choices, and Crockett’s comic talents bring to mind the social cluelessness of Sheldon from The Big Bang Theory.”


Providence Players Almost The Story of Hope Photo by Chip Gertzog Providence Players
Elizabeth Keith and Steven Feder in Almost, Maine [Click on Pic to Enlarge]

“Elizabeth Keith brings a poignant honesty to Hope, as she returns to her hometown to try to right a wrong she committed years before. Meanwhile, Jack Read (Dave) tries to help Julie Janson (Rhonda), see the thing that he has for her. The wonderfully-acted scene evoked the vulnerability needed to take the leap of faith and risk for a life-altering relationship.”

“The Providence Players of Fairfax has produced a lovely version of Almost, Maine, with enough original artistic choices to make it fresh and lovely.”

Providence Players Almost Maine Seeing the Thing Photo by Rob Cuevas Providence Players
Julie Janson and Jack Read in Almost, Maine [Click on Pic to Enlarge – Photos by Rob Cuevas]

Read the full review DCMTA Review of Providence Players’ Almost, Maine

Providence Players Almost Getting It Back Photo by Chip Gertzog Providence Players
Allison Turkel and Rob Cuevas in Almost, Maine [Click on the Pic to Enlarge]



Providence Players Almost Maine Her Heart Photo by Rob Cuevas and Chip Gertzog Providence Players
Susan Kaplan and Bob Thompson in Almost, Maine [Click on Pict to Enlarge]
Providence Players’ audiences will really enjoy this uniquely structured play. Nine stories, each unique and magical, yet connected by time, place and the theme of love, will make audiences smile, laugh-out-loud, think and perhaps shed a tear. The talented cast marvelously captures both the witty and absurd magic of these stories as well as the authenticity of each story’s message. The play is wonderfully unpredictable and is simply great theater.

Providence Players Almost They Fell Photo by Chip Gertzog Providence Players
Steven Feder and Rob Cuevas in Almost, Maine [Click on Pic to Enlarge]
Almost, Maine, by John Cariani
Directed by Chip Gertzog

On a cold, clear, moonless night in the middle of winter, all is not quite what it seems in the remote, mythical town of Almost, Maine. As the northern lights hover, the residents find themselves falling in and out of love in unexpected and often hilarious ways. Knees are bruised. Hearts are broken. But the bruises heal, and the hearts mend—almost—in this delightful midwinter night’s dream. This whimsical slice-of-life, written by John Cariani and performed by the Providence Players, is witty, romantic, clever and a real crowd-pleaser. A hit when it premiered off-Broadway, critics from coast to coast have since praised the poignancy and surreal wonder of Almost, Maine’s overlapping vignettes about the joys and risks of love.

Providence Players Almost Maine Sad and Glad Photo by Rob Cuevas Providence Players
Jack Read, Julie Janson and Elizabeth Floyd in Almost, Maine [Click on Pic to Enlarge – Photos by Rob Cuevas ]
The New York Times said “ALMOST, MAINE is a series of nine amiably absurdist vignettes about love, with a touch of good-natured magic realism…witty, romantic, unsentimental. A beautifully structured play, with nifty surprise endings (most but not all of them happy).”

Almost, Maine

At The James Lee Community Center Theater

 2855 Annandale Rd, Falls Church




Tickets Adults $20 Students and Seniors $17

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Remaining Evenings – Thurs, Fri, and Sat at 7:30 PM  April 8, 9, 14, 15 & 16

Final Sun Matinee 2:00 PM April 10

Providence Players Almost Ginette and Pete Photo by Chip Gertzog Providence Players
Amanda Ranowsky and Christopher Crockett in Almost, Maine [Click on Pic to Enlarge]