Almost, Maine Press Release

Ophelia Theatre Group
November 2015

Press Contact
John Hoffman
(951) 285-6467

Almost, Maine
Written by John Cariani
Directed by Eric Ruiter

Performance Dates:
Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays: December 11, 12, 13, 18, 19, 20 at 8pm. Matinees on December 13, and 20 at 3pm.

Ophelia Theater
21-12 30th Road
Astoria, NY 11102
Train: (N or Q, 30 Ave. Stop)

General Admission: $18
Sunday Matinees: Pay What You Can!
Tickets purchased online receive a free drink at the performance!

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 in the star-filled sky above, Almost’s 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.

The Ophelia Theater entrance and parking lot for Almost, Maine is located in the Variety Boys and Girls Club parking lot off of 21st St.

Media Contact: John Hoffman,, (951) 285-6467

Production Staff
Director: Eric Ruiter
Assistant Director: Kaitlyn Schirard
Stage Manager: Jen Wiener
Lighting Designer: Shelby Lee Loera
Costume Designer: Rebecca Joy Wallace
Set Designer: Ian Petersen
Projections/Sound Designer: David Booher

Brittney Moss
Billie Aken-Tyers
Mollie Craven
Samuel Adams*
Brennan Gallagher*
AJ Pacheco

*appearing courtesy of AEA

The Ophelia Theatre Group was founded in 2003 by playwright/producer, Sarah Bennett, in her hometown of Lake Elsinore, California. Originally comprised of 15 members, the company has grown to an excess of 50 passionate artists after relocating to Astoria, NY to further pursue their professional and creative development. They are dedicated to providing quality theatre to Astoria and its surrounding neighborhoods, having successfully renovated a seldom-used dance studio at the Variety Boys and Girls Club of Queens into a 75-seat black box theater, which they utilize to rehearse and perform original works, published works, new play readings and variety events. They also volunteer to provide theatre classes and performance opportunities for the children at the Boys and Girls Club. New York productions include: Floyd Collins, The Fox and Boulder, As You Like It, Rockabye Hamlet (first New York revival), Fortinbras, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead, Hamlet, The Cast Party, God Chairs and the Infinite Burrito, and reasons to be pretty.


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