by Will Eno
Directed by John Spitzer
2756 Mosasco Street, Bakersfield, CA 93312
Off Rosedale Highway
March 13, 14, 20, 21, 27, 28, 2019
March 15 at 2 p.m.
Doors open half hour prior to performance.
Regular Admission $20
Student Admission $15
About the Show
Middletown is a deeply moving and funny 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.
"Delicate, moving, piercing, tart, funny, gorgeous. Mr. Eno’s gift may be unmatched among writers of his generation. Glimmers from start to finish." - The New York Times
"Richly engaging and satisfyingly theatrical, with heart and humor. A modern-day equivalent to Thornton Wilder’s Our Town."
"Middletown is a lusciously written, strangely poignant, dizzyingly modern spin on life." - Newsday
"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