It’s not just about Wesleyan, I don’t think.
Was Wesleyan your first choice? Do all your quirky, clever friends from High School go there and tell you about all the crazy things they do? Well, to my knowledge, Middletown, the play by Will Eno, has nothing to do with the small Connecticut town in which Wesleyan is located.
The award-winning play is the Skidmore Theatre Department’s Blackbox production for this semester, featuring the class of 2014’s finest thespians: Daniel Shure, Emma Mohrmann, Lena Wellhoefer, and Gabrielle Nieporent.
“In this delicate, moving and wry amble along the collective road to nowhere,” reports The New York Times Theatre Review, “the folks are friendly, and the view of star-dappled skies and modest homes is familiar and comforting.”
Skidmore’s Theatre Department writes of Eno’s production:
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 with how incredible it is to exist on this planet, in this universe.
The show premiers Friday, February 28th at 8pm and continues:
Saturday, March 1st at 8pm
Sunday, March 2nd at 2pm
Monday, March 3rd at 8pm
Tuesday, March 4th at 8pm
Wednesday, March 5th at 8pm
Tickets are $8 Students & Seniors/$12 General Admission
Available at the Box Office: 518-580-5439 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org