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Middletown - Full Length Play, Dramatic Comedy

Middletown

Will Eno

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Full Length Play, Dramatic Comedy

6m, 6f

ISBN: 9780573703089

Middletown is a deeply moving and funny new play by Will Eno that explores the universe of a small American town.

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Description

Full Length Play

Dramatic Comedy

120 minutes (2 hours)

Time Period - Contemporary, Present Day, New Millennium/21st Century

Settings Of Play - Middletown. Somewhere in the middle. 

FEATURES / CONTAINS

Unit Set/Multiple Settings, Bare Stage/Simple Set

Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes

TARGET AUDIENCE

Adult

PERFORMANCE GROUP

College Theatre / Student, Community Theatre, Professional Theatre, Shoestring Budget, Large Stage, Blackbox / Second Stage /Fringe Groups

RECOGNITION / AWARDS

From Off-Broadway

WINNER! of the inaugural Horton Foote Award for Most Promising New Play of 2010
Middletown is a deeply moving and funny new play exploring the universe of a small American town. As a friendship develops between longtime resident John Dodge and new arrival Mary Swanson, the lives of the inhabitants of Middletown intersect in strange and poignant ways in a journey that takes them from the local library to outer space and points between.


REVIEWS

"Delicate, moving, piercing, tart, funny, gorgeous. Mr. Eno’s gift may be unmatched among writers of his generation. Glimmers from start to finish." - New York Times, Read More

"Richly engaging and satisfyingly theatrical, with heart and humor. A modern-day equivalent to Thornton Wilder’s Our Town." - TheatreMania, Read More

"Utterly spellbinding! Four stars! Will Eno’s dark comic genius inspires all." - Time Out New York, Read More

"Middletown is lusciously written, strangely poignant, dizzyingly modern spin on life." - Newsday, Read More

"A play by Will Eno is a testament to the power of words and wordplay. The worlds he creates are shaped by the cadence, timing and positioning of words to tell stories about
the everyday. In his absurdist, abstract drama 'Middletown,'...Eno offers up an old-fashioned version of smalltown life that is familiar but with a tilt to the surreal." - Chicago Sun Times, Read More


Check out these photos from Vineyard Theatre's production of Middletown in October 2010.


RELATED ARTICLES ON BREAKING CHARACTER 

Openhearted Deadpan: Director George Toles on Will Eno’s MIDDLETOWN 
by Mariianne Mays Wiebe
January 29, 2016

Moving Through Time and Space: An Examination of MIDDLETOWN 
by Cassandra Price
December 10, 2015

MIDDLETOWN: A Play About A Town, The World, & Life
by Ryan Pointer
May 1, 2015


Middletown premiered in New York City at The Vineyard Theatre in 2010, under the direction of Ken Russ Schmoll. 

Characters

CASTING

6m, 6f

CASTING ATTRIBUTES

Ensemble cast, Non-Traditional casting, Reduced casting (Doubling Possible), Expandable casting, Flexible casting, Strong Role for Leading Woman (Star Vehicle)

MRS. SWANSON
FEMALE TOURIST / WOMAN ON DATE / ATTENDANT 2
AUNT / FEMALE DOCTOR / INTERCOM
LIBRARIAN
PUBLIC SPEAKER / GREG / MALE DOCTOR
MALE TOURIST / FREELANCER / RADIO HOST
TOUR GUIDE / ATTENDANT / MUSIC HOST
MECHANIC
COP
JOHN DODGE
SWEETHEART
LANDSCAPER / GROUND CONTROL / MAN ON DATE / JANITOR
Videos
  • Will Eno on Middletown

  • In the Middle of MIDDLETOWN

  • MIDDLETOWN Opening Night - Vineyard Theatre

  • MIDDLETOWN Trailer - Steppenwolf

  • ACT Theatre: MIDDLETOWN

Author
Will Eno

Will Eno

Will Eno recently made his Broadway debut with his critically acclaimed new play, The Realistic Joneses.  Eno received the PEN/Laura Pels International Foundation for Theatre Award. His plays The Open House and Title and Deed premiered at the Pershing Square Signature Center in 2014 and 2012 respectively. The Realistic Joneses also premiered in the spring of 2012, at the Yale Repertory Theater. ... view full profile

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