Hope has returned to Almost, her home “town” in rural Northern
I know this isn’t going to be very easy, but I was just all alone out there in the world, and I got so scared, because all I could think about was how I had no place in this world, but then I just outta nowhere realized that there was one place in this world that I did have, and that was with you, so I flew, and I took a taxi… [.....] … I’m so sorry to have bothered you. I was just so sure --. When his parents passed away, he kept the house, I heard. He lived here. He stayed here, I thought. He was one of the ones who stayed. (Beat.) I didn’t stay. I went away.
For full extended monologue, please refer to clips or to the script edition cited here: Cariani, John. Almost, Maine. Dramatists Play Service, 2015, pp. 66 - 67.
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