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February 3, 2008 | Cara Joy David, Special to The Times
John Cariani takes his work seriously. Sure, he's familiar to television viewers as the dedicated forensic expert Julian Beck in "Law & Order." And he's also known as that exuberant New York stage actor who earned a Tony nod for his role in "Fiddler on the Roof." But Los Angeles audiences who catch his first play, "Almost, Maine," opening Wednesday at Burbank's Colony Theatre, will probably be surprised by the actor-turned-playwright's passion for preserving the integrity of theater.
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February 3, 2008 | Cara Joy David, Special to The Times
John Cariani takes his work seriously. Sure, he's familiar to television viewers as the dedicated forensic expert Julian Beck in "Law & Order." And he's also known as that exuberant New York stage actor who earned a Tony nod for his role in "Fiddler on the Roof." But Los Angeles audiences who catch his first play, "Almost, Maine," opening Wednesday at Burbank's Colony Theatre, will probably be surprised by the actor-turned-playwright's passion for preserving the integrity of theater.
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February 12, 2008 | Charlotte Stoudt, Special to The Times
When in doubt, plant one. A kiss, that is. Osculatory action resolves many dilemmas in "Almost, Maine," John Cariani's sweet-natured valentine to fools and idioms. "Almost," now playing at the Colony Theatre Company, strings together eight short plays about love and self-discovery in frozen climes. Its characters inhabit a northern corner of Maine that has never been incorporated; "unorganized territory," as one resident ruefully describes it.
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May 11, 2004 | Mike Boehm, Times Staff Writer
Two Pulitzer Prize-winning dramas, Nilo Cruz's "Anna in the Tropics" and Doug Wright's "I Am My Own Wife," will face off for best play in next month's Tony Awards, while "Wicked," a big-budget Broadway hit about the witches from L.
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