Middletown

Middletown

by Will Eno

September 26 – October 19, 2014

Thurs-Sat at 7:30pm, Sun at 2pm

– Winningstad Theatre –
1111 SW Broadway, Portland, OR 97205

The residents of Middletown lead lives that are probably not too different from ours. They wake up, go to work, say hello to their neighbors, fix the plumbing, seek advice on parenting, and try to live lives that are as rewarding as possible. It’s all fairly ordinary. And yet…ordinary doesn’t even begin to scratch the surface of this quirky, word-frenzied refraction of Thornton Wilder’s Our Town. Middletown is a quizzical fable about life in all its sweetness and pain, joy and wonder, beginnings and endings.

Reviews

“When the play does address matters of life and death, it becomes unexpectedly moving, and yet never loses its humor. The cast of ten is uniformly terrific, capturing the language beautifully and making the characters both archetypical and very specific…As usual at Third Rail, the technical and design work is specific and excellent, and adds to the enjoyment of the play.” –Broadway World

“Eno’s characters speak with such disarming, if often bemused, honesty that deep emotion shines through.” –Oregon ArtsWatch

“The play moves briskly, yet leaves plenty of breathing space for the audience and characters…Eno may be full of surprises, but he’s got the human rhythms of thought and expression, a theatrical sense of cosmic silence, down solid in this whacky, thoughtful ode to the mystery of existence. This is a show not to miss.” –The Oregonian

Production Images

Photos by Owen Carey

Directed by

Written by

Cast

Aunt, Female Doctor

Cop

Greg, Man, Male Doctor

John Dodge

Male Tourist, Ground Control, Freelancer, Landscaper, Janitor

Mary Swanson

Female Tourist, Woman, Attendant 2

Librarian

Mechanic

Tour Guide, Sweetheart, Attendant

Creative

Stage Manager

Violence Director

Choreographer

Scenic Designer

Costume Designer

Sound Designer

Lighting Designer

Props Master

Dramaturg

Dramaturg

Third Rail core company member
Guest Artist
* Member of Actors Equity Association