Friday, November 24, 2017
Almost, Maine by John Cariani at Pacific Theatre
It was hard to get off the couch but worth it. Season’s tickets to Pacific Theatre is an annual joy. Gets me out time and again for the best theatre and best culture Vancouver has to offer. This night was no different. I don’t know John Cariani. I should. He’s a truly brilliant playwright. Almost, Maine was a series of love vignettes, theatre’s equivalent to the ballet pas de dieux. Small town. Whimsical, hilarious, touching, moving. Young love. Loss and some sadness but mostly joy. I loved the actors Peter Carlone, Kim Larson, Giovanni Mocibob, Baraja Rahmani, Jalen Saip. Director Kaitlin Williams is to be celebrated. A wonderful experience. Thank you Pacific Theatre. It was great after too to mix with friends Anna Marie, Kevin, Hannah and Caleb. We all so enjoyed the play.