Posts Tagged ‘Almost’

Preview and Review

February 9, 2009

Andrew Hughes of the South Bend Tribune gave South Bend Civic Theatre‘s production of Almost, Maine a nice preview article on Friday.  Unfortunately, the piece won’t be available in the archives for long before you have to pay per view.  Here’s the link for now.  If you’ve had the chance to see it, don’t forget to submit a review online at ArtsEverywhere.   

And if you’re still wondering whether or not it’s something you want to see, Marcia Fulmer — formerly of the Elkhart Truth — seemed to enjoy what we presented over the weekend.  Ms. Fulmer’s opinion has been one I’ve trusted in the past, and her more recent reviews can be found here.

Almost, Almost

February 5, 2009

Almost, Maine opens tomorrow at South Bend Civic Theatre. It’s selling well, so get your tickets. In the meantime, check out the new gallery at the Civic’s website for the show.

Tooting my own horn

January 22, 2009

Well, so much for writing frequently.

Anyway, today’s post is an early invitation. I am slated to appear in South Bend Civic Theatre‘s production of Almost, Maine.

The casting challenges Aristotelian theory that spectacle be treated differently than art; however, knowing much of the cast and being part of the cast, it is a product I am happy to be part of. The spectacle is that many of us are couples in real life playing couples on stage, and for my wife, it is her first speaking role on stage ever. I’m anxious for her, but she’s pretty great even if I do say so myself.

I’m selfishly more anxious for myself as I’ve been away from the stage for over a year and a half, and I’m particularly anxious about our three children who will be backstage for the production.

Come out to the show, won’t you?


With Underwriting by VILLING & Co., and SUNNY 101.5


“ALMOST, MAINE” by John Cariani.

February 6-7-8, 11-12-13-14-15

Wednesday, Thursdays, Fridays & Saturdays 8:00 P.M. and Sundays at 3:00 P.M.

The Warner Studio Theatre

$17 Wednesday, Thursday & Sunday, $19 Friday & Saturday.

Ticket Sales: 574-234-1112 (12-6, Mon.-Fri.) or online at

Cold Hands, Warm Hearts…

Our first 2009 STUDIO SEASON production in SBCT’s Warner Studio Theatre is
John Cariani’s quirky, romantic comedy, Almost, Maine, where, under a big,
moonless northern sky, town residents are falling in—and out—of love. Knees
are getting bruised, hearts are getting broken; but the bruises heal and
hearts mend—almost—in this “mid-winter night’s dream.” A magical look at
relationships of the heart, this story of a town and its people will leave
you spent from laughter and thoroughly warmed from the inside out.

Leigh Taylor directs a cast made up of mostly “real-life” couples,
including: Jeff Beyer & Jenny DeDario, David & Deborah Girasek-Chudzynski,
Michael & Terri Coffee, Kyle Curtis & Tabitha Lee, Rick Ellis & Steve
Gergacz, Ted & Melissa Manier, as well as Vincent Belancio, Kathleen
Canavan-Martin, Abbey Frick, Seyhan Kilic, Phil Kwiecinski, Nicole Brinkman
Reeves, and Doug Streich.

And . . . call NOW . . . about our special VALENTINE’S DAY PACKAGE!!

On Saturday, February 14, treat you and your Valentine to a Special Pre-show
Reception just for lovers. Whet your romantic appetite with a buffet that

Crab Stuffed Mushrooms, Bacon Wrapped Water Chestnuts, Buffalo Chicken
Éclairs, Assorted Canapés, Borsin Stuffed Redskins with Caviar, Chicken
Satays, White and Dark Chocolate Dipped Strawberries, and topped off with a
glass of wine to toast your sweetheart (a cash bar also available).

Cost is $78 per couple and includes the buffet, your tickets to the show,
and a rose for your honeypie.

Doors open at 6:30 for the reception.
I don’t know about you, but Buffalo Chicken Eclairs don’t sound particularly appetizing to me, but maybe I’m reading the menu with improper emphasis.