Middletown (performed in rep with Our Town)
Will Eno's Middletown, a deeply moving and funny play that explores the universe of a small town American town at the beginning of the 21st century. Here it is paired with Thorton Wilder's, Our Town, a classic and quintessential masterpiece of the American stage that tells the story of life in Grover's Corners, New Hampshire at the turn of the 20th century. From opposite ends of a tumultuous one hundred years, two powerful, touching and sometimes funny plays look at our American life, how we see ourselves today and how we look back on the values that have shaped who we are.
In Our Town, we see two young people, George Gibbs and Emily Webb, as their lives entwine and intersect with other denizens of their small town. In Middletown, a friendship between longtime resident, John Dodge, and a new arrival, Mary Swanson, intersects with the inhabitants of Middletown in strange and poignant ways. From the Middletown local library to outer space and points between, or from Rebecca Gibbs window in Grover's Corners as she marvels at the universe and the mind of God, Our Town/Middletown is a journey to places you won't forget.