Steppenwolf Theatre Presents Middletown by Will Eno
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Steppenwolf Theatre Company concludes its 2010/11 season with __Middletown by Will Eno, __directed by Les Waters, in Steppenwolf’s Downstairs Theatre. The production features ensemble members Alana Arenas, Tim Hopper, Ora Jones, Martha Lavey and Tracy Letts with Brenda Barrie, Molly Glynn, Keith Kupferer, Danny McCarthy and Michael Patrick Thornton.
Mary Swanson just moved to Middletown, eager to start a family and enjoy the neighborly bonds a small town promises. But when Mary befriends resident John Dodge, she is quick to discover that below Middletown’s flinchingly honest exterior lies something much more complex. Middletown is a wry, human portrait of a town with two lives, one ordinary and visible, the other epic and mysterious.
Will Eno’s frequently produced play __Thom Pain (based on nothing) __was a finalist for the 2005 Pulitzer Prize for Drama. His other works include __The Flu Season, Tragedy: a tragedy and Oh, The Humanity and other exclamations__.__ __Les Waters serves as Associate Artistic Director of Berkeley Repertory Theatre. He returns to Steppenwolf, having previously directed The Designated Mourner and The Memory of Water.
The production team for __Middletown __includes: Antje Ellermann (scenic design), Janice Pytel (costume design), Matt Frey (lighting design) and Richard Woodbury (sound design). Additional credits include: Erica Daniels (casting), Laura D. Glenn (stage manager) and Michelle Medvin (assistant stage manager).