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Middletown

 By Will Eno


February 28 - March 4, 2018

Middletown is a town filled with the people you see every day. This funny and deeply moving play features seemingly-regular people who have seemingly-regular things going on in their lives. Upon closer inspection however, the fascinating thing about the inhabitants of Middletown is the depth they share. Living in a town named simply for being between two places, they most often like to speculate as to what should happen while they’re between two other places: birth and death.

At the center of the play is the budding friendship between two Middletown residents, Mrs. Swanson, a newcomer who is trying to start a family, and John Dodge, an exceedingly anxious everyman. Each conversation between the two puts a spotlight on the heaviness of living and the strange beauty we find in between the bookends.

“Middletown. Population: stable; elevation: same. The main street is called Main Street. The side streets are named after trees. Things are fairly predictable. People come, people go…”

“Crying, by the way, in both directions.”

 

Performances

Wednesday, February 28 7:30pm
Thursday, March 1 7:30pm
Friday, March 2 7:30pm
Saturday, March 3 2:00pm & 7:30pm
Sunday, March 4 2:00pm

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