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John Cariani

John Cariani is an actor and a playwright. He has appeared on and off Broadway in Something Rotten and now The Band's Visit. When up-and-coming director Gabe Barre asked if he could take a look at all of the short plays John had written for the show, he noticed that many of them were surreal love stories, all set on a cold winter’s night in a strange little non-town in far northern Maine. He said, “There’s a play here. Almost.” And the rest is history.