Plays return to City College with modern love story

Destiny Ortiz

After a successful spring production featuring works by San Diego College City students, “Almost, Maine,” the final production for the semester from the Visual and Performing Arts department, has arrived.

Written by John Cariani, the play takes a look into the lives of the residents in Almost, Maine. It’s a contemporary love story that touches on the daily routine life, according to

Kaitlin Williams, who plays Ginette in the play, described what to expect from the proeduction.

‘“Almost, Maine” is like a mirror of our own life stories. Everyone meets someone new, everyone falls in love, and everyone ends a relationship. These unfinished stories can relate to us all because they are real,” Williams said via email.

It has been 15 years since a non-musical has been presented at City College and though musicals have not been completely removed, plays have been pushed to the forefront.

The “Festival of New Plays” was well received, with an almost full audience during its initial run.

The Visual and Performing Arts Department will continue this direction with “Almost, Maine.”

Those who attended the “Festival of New Plays” will get a chance to see familiar faces in “Almost, Maine,” such as James LaRose, Lauren McCarthy and Daniel Sosa-Porter, whose play “Death’s Monologue” was part of the festival.

“Almost, Maine” opens on Friday April 15 at 8 p.m. at the Saville Theatre and continues April 16, 17, 22, 23 and 24. For more information on times and tickets visit