Episode 464. Writing “Almost, Maine”

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Playwright John Cariani (who’s also an actor from the original Broadway casts of the musicals The Band’s Visit and Something Rotten!) talks about writing his play Almost, Maine, one of the most popular and widely produced scripts in the U.S. Among many surprises, John reveals love stories for character actors, F. Scott Fitzgerald’s definition of romantic, the glories of doing something (at first) for the love of it, generating controversies, the feeling one gets acting opposite Christopher Walken, and the secret of the only way to play ingenues. (Hear John talk about Something Rotten! here.) (Length 20:00)