"Middletown" to be staged in black box theater this week

"Middletown" to be staged in black box theater this week

Feb. 27, 2014

scene from Middletown, photo by Madi Ellis ’14
Lily Donahue ’15 and Zac Uslianer ’14 in a
scene from
"Middletown," which will debut
Feb. 28 in the
black box theater.
(Madi Ellis ’14 photo)

“Middletown,” the spring black box production of the Skidmore Theater Department will be staged Friday, Feb. 28, to Wednesday, March 5, in n the Janet Kinghorn Bernhard Theater building. All shows begin at 8 p.m. except for Sunday, March 2, when the performance will be a matinee that starts at 2 p.m.

In “Middletown,” contemporary playwright Will Eno has created seemingly everyday characters with an extraordinary ability to articulate the deepest truths about being human:  the clawing anxieties we cover up, the hopes and fears we cultivate, and the desperate need for connection with others. Their touching and often hilarious interactions also overlay a deeper fascination and amazement at living on this planet, in this universe. Daniel Shure ’14 directs this production.

Charles Isherwood, writing in The New York Times (Nov. 3, 2010),  called Will Eno “a gifted author” who hits the mark with this play. “The strange beauty of life and its sometimes unbearable weight are both considered with a screwball lyricism in Will Eno’s new play ‘Middletown.’ In this delicate, moving and wry amble along the collective road to nowhere, the folks are friendly, and the view of star-dappled skies and modest homes is familiar and comforting,” Isherwood wrote.

Seating is very limited; reservations are required. Tickets are $12 general admission and $8 for students/senior citizens. Please contact the Skidmore Theater box office at 518-580-5439 or email for reservations.

Tags: Campus Life, Community, Middletown, Department of Theater, Daniel Shure ’14
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