By John Cariani
Welcome to Almost, Maine, a remote, mythical town so far north it’s almost at the Canadian border. On a cold, crisp night in midwinter, the residents of this out-of-the-way place share their stories: six lighthearted, sweet — and bittersweet — little glimpses of love as it comes together, tugs loose, and takes unexpected turns. Sit back and snuggle in underneath the chilly northern sky; there’s something funny in the air tonight.
Dinner and a Show: The Ashtabula Arts Center and Pairings, Ohio’s Wine & Culinary Connection invite you to enjoy an evening out with someone special at “Dinner and a Show.” Call the arts center to reserve both your theater and restaurant seats — seating is at 5 p.m. at Pairings before the 7:30 performance of Almost, Maine on Fridays and Saturdays (not available on Sundays), February 19-20 & 26-27.
Tickets are $50 single, $90 couple (wine & gratuity not included). Guests may add a wine-tasting flight for three 2-oz samples to go with each dish at dinner for $6 per person. Purchase tickets and make reservations through the arts center by 4 p.m. on the Thursday prior to weekend of attendance. Call (440) 964-3396.
Pairings is located at 50 Park St. in Geneva.
Starters (choose one):
Tomato Basil Soup
Entrees (choose one):
Angus Beef Ribeye with Rosemary Shallot Slather
Chicken Roulade stuffed with Spinach & Swiss Cheese,
Aged Gouda Cream Sauce
Southern Sweet-Rubbed & Seared Pork Chops with Crispy Sage
& White Balsamic Gastrique
Dessert (choose one):
Chocolate Fudge Brownie
Mixed Berry Trifle