Though central in our focus as social creatures, love and attraction are no different from any other element of human life — their appearances and departures are almost impossible to predict and are ever shifting, contingent upon many complicated matters. "Almost, Maine" is a romantic-comedy by John Cariani, built of nine short plays that explore love and loss on a moonless, winter night, in a remote, mythical almost-town called Almost, Maine. Under the gently shifting Northern Lights and unknowable stars above, Almost's residents find themselves falling in and out of love in unexpected and humorous ways.
Black Sheep Theatre Coalition's production kicked off in early August. Remaining performances will take place at Black Sheep Theatre (274 N. Goodman Street, Village Gate Square, Suite D313, entrance B), on Friday and Saturday, August 16-17, at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $16 in advance or $20 at the door. For more information, call 861-4816 or visit blacksheeptheatre.org.