Almost, Maine

Hurricane Michael Update

Due to the storm, we are sorry to announce that we are cancelling the final three performances of "Almost, Maine." We will be offering ticket refunds as soon as the building has power restored.

Almost, Maine


Studio: Sept 27 - Oct 14, 2018

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.


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Dates & Times

  • Thursday, September 27 • 8pm
  • Friday, September 28 • 8pm
  • Saturday, September 29 • 8pm
  • Sunday, September 30 • 2pm


  • Friday, October 5 • 8pm
  • Saturday, October 6 • 8pm
  • Sunday, October 7 • 2pm


  • Friday, October 12 • 8pm
  • Saturday, October 13 • 8pm
  • Sunday, October 14 • 2pm

Meet the Stars

Cast and Crew

Production Staff

Director: Matthew Watson
Assistant Director: Daniel Gray
Stage Manager: Connor Mock
Assistant Stage Manager: Jennifer Siddoway
Set Design: M. Derek Nieves
Lighting Design: Shelby Chase
Costumes: Elizabeth Cochran
Sound Design: Heather Marks

Phillip A Benson


Phillip is appearing in his second Theatre Tallahassee production. He was previously seen in Act of God (God) where he won Favorite Actor in a Studio Production. Phillip has also appeared in the Scared Scriptless and Scared Scriptless 2 improv shows. He probably wasn’t funny, you wouldn’t remember him. When not on stage, Phillip makes his living painting artificial flowers at Tuesday Morning. Come say "hey."

Evangeline Ciupek


Evangeline earned her MA in Theatre Studies from Florida State University and has since actively participated in Tallahassee’s community theatre scene, working with companies including Theatre TCC!, Theatre Tallahassee, Polyphonic Bonsai, Irish Repertory Theatre, Theatre with a Mission, and Tallahassee Hispanic Theatre. A few of her favorite acting roles include Little Women: A Family Musical (Beth March), Sense and Sensibility (Elinor Dashwood), and The Dark at the Top of the Stairs (Cora Flood). She currently works as sound engineer for Monticello Opera House.

Elizabeth Cochran


After a hiatus of almost two years, Lizzie is thrilled to be returning to the spotlight. The last time she was seen on stage was in Crazy for You (Tess) at Quincy Music Theater. When not performing, Lizzie can be found backstage working in costuming and stage management. Most recently, she worked on New Stage Theatreworks' production of American Idiot as a quick change handler.

Neil Coker


Neil is a native Tallahasseean whose lifelong appreciation for the arts led him to the local theater circuit in 2006. Since then, he has been fortunate to have been involved in productions ranging from Red, Proof, The Underpants, White Christmas, Titanic (Theatre Tallahassee), Sea Marks and The Cripple of Inishmaan (Irish Repertory Theater), and also musicals like Jesus Christ Superstar, The Fantasticks, and Parade (Quincy Music Theatre), among numerous others.

Nardge J. François


Nardge is currently in his 4th year as an undergraduate music major at FSU. Nardge has mainly worked in the choral world for several years, and sang at Carnegie Hall with Frost Chorale. He also toured with the FSU University Singers throughout the UK. His previous credits include Barefoot in the Park (Harry Pepper, Theatre Tallahassee) and Romeo and Juliet (Benvolio, Southern Shakespeare Company).

Caroline Nieves


Caroline is happy to be part of such a heartfelt show.  She was last seen as Sara in Lucky Me here in the Studio at Theatre Tallahassee.  Other roles include Boeing Boeing (Gloria), The Odd Couple (female version, Olive Madison),  The Musical Comedy Murders of 1940 (Elsa, TheatreTCC), and Rumors (Chris, Theatre Tallahassee).

Megan Preston


Megan is always happiest when she’s on the Theatre Tallahassee stage, this time in the Studio! Recently you might have seen her in Steel Magnolias as Shelby. Other favorite roles include The Underpants (Louise), Urinetown (Hope), A Few Good Men (Jo), and A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Hermia). 

Dorothea Syleos


Dorothea is thrilled to be a part of this incredibly talented cast. Her first performance was at age five with the FSU Opera, leading to a BA in Music Theater. She has worked with many local and regional theater companies, including Theatre Tallahassee, Southern Shakespeare Company, and the Indiana Red Barn Theater, as well as appearing in films and commercials. Favorite roles include Orpheus Descending (Lady), Noises Off (Belinda), Romeo and Juliet (Lady Capulet, Southern Shakespeare) and Steel Magnolias (Clairee). 

Nathan Williamson


Nathan finds it difficult to believe that this is his Studio stage debut. He has performed in the space before with Scared Scriptless last summer, and directed The Glass Menagerie earlier this year, but this is his first performance in the space? Fair enough! Previous shows at Theatre Tallahassee include Peter and the Starcatcher, The Santaland Diaries, Bedroom Farce, Lion in Winter, and What the Butler Saw all the way back in 2006!