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April 2023

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The cast includes some veteran Penfield Players as well as many newcomers to the Players.


  • Lizz K. d. (Rochester) as Sandrine and Rhonda

  • Marissa Engel (Brighton) as Glory

  • Rachel Farrell (Fairport) as Ginette and Waitress

  • David Kensek (North Greece) as Randy

  • Ken Klamm (Penfield) as East and Man

  • Brandon Macey (Greece) as Steve and Pete

  • Benjamin McRae (Greece) as Lendall and Phil

  • Kiyomi Oliver (Brighton) as Jimmy

  • Fred Pienkoski (Rochester) as Chad and Dave

  • Liz Preston (Rochester) as Gayle

  • Kathryn Rebholz (Rochester) as Marci

  • Tracey Ulterino (Rochester) as Marvalyn and Hope

Almost, Maine
opens April 28;
Tickets on Sale NOW!

The Penfield Players will open their spring main stage production, Almost, Maine by John Cariani, on April 28, 2023, for seven performances. 


Almost, Maine, directed by Tom Bigongiari, is about the residents of a small community in Maine, so far north it’s almost in Canada. It focuses on one magical night in which the residents find, lose, and rediscover love. The community is called Almost, Maine because the people who live there never quite got around to incorporating it into a town, but they are a caring community, nevertheless.


Set against the backdrop of the Northern Lights, the nine stories that make up Almost, Maine add up to an evening of enchanting, poignant, sometimes sad, and often funny theatre in which we discover the many ways that we share a common humanity of the heart.  

“Almost, Maine is a play about love in all its forms; the good, the difficult, the awkward, and the magical. In a series of 9 vignettes, we peek into the characters’ lives, and we get to see memories of ourselves and the loves we’ve had, lost, dreamt of, and hope to find soon,” said Director Tom Bigongiari. “It’s been an absolute pleasure working with this group of talented actors and the creative team, and we’re looking forward to presenting it to our audience.” 

All performances are at the Penfield Community Center, 1985 Baird Rd, in Penfield. Performances are on April 28, 29, May 5, 6, 12, 13 at 8 p.m. The evening performance on May 5 will have an ASL sign language interpreter. There is a matinee on Sunday, May 7, at 2 p.m.

Building and decorating the set for The Haunting of Hill House. Foreground: Steve Wegman; background, L to R: Liz Gill, Andrea Daszkiewicz, and Nick Daszkiewicz.

Tickets are on sale NOW!

  • Purchase online at

  • By phone at 585-340-8655 during regular business hours, Monday through Friday

  • In person at the Penfield Community Center during regular business hours, Monday through Friday

Tickets are $14 in advance and $17 at the door. Group rates are available for groups of ten or more.

The Penfield Players will be following all Covid protocols in effect for the Penfield Community Center at the time of the performance.

Volunteers Needed for Almost, Maine

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Volunteers are needed for Almost, Maine. We can use help at the Penfield Community Center, 1985 Baird Rd., Penfield, NY, in any of the following areas. Contact us at if you are interested.

  • Load-in is scheduled for Saturday, April 15 at 9 a.m. Meet at the "Barn" on 745 Whalen Rd., Penfield.  You can drop in any time on load-in day before 4 p.m. and stay for as long as you are able.

  • Pizza and soda provided at lunch time on April 15.

  • Additional set construction and decoration on Saturday, April 22 and Sunday April 23. Times TBA.

  • Volunteers receives one comp (free) ticket to see the performance of their choice of Almost, Maine.

  • For our performances on Friday, April  28, Saturday, April 29, May 5 and 6, May 12 and 13 at 8 p.m., and at our matinee on Sunday, May 7 at 2 p.m., we need help in the following ways:

    • House Manager

    • Box office

    • Concessions

    • Ushers

Plan to arrive about 45 minutes before show time. No experience needed; any necessary training will be provided. And you get to see the show for free.

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