In John Cariani's whimsical collection of vignettes, former lovers return each other's love — they've kept it in trash bags — at the end of the affair as if it were unwanted photographs, and a woman carries in a paper bag the literal pieces of her metaphorical broken heart. Under the starry sky of the remote town of Almost, Maine
, love is lost and found and pondered and savored by fragmenting married couples while ice-skating, by quirky loners in back yards and by two long-time buddies who discover their true feelings through an accident. The West End Players Guild presents Almost, Maine
, at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday (January 23 through February 1) at the Union Avenue Christian Church (733 North Union Boulevard; 314-367-0025 or www.westendplayers.org
). Tickets are $15 to $18.
Fridays-Sundays. Starts: Jan. 23. Continues through Feb. 1, 2009