The Liberty Bell Drama Company presents Middletown, a play by Will Eno, at The Merc Playhouse in December.
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
Formed in early 2014, following a gap in school district drama class offerings after the retirement of long-time drama teacher Jane Orme, the LBDC is a Liberty Bell High School class “designed to allow students to become an active part of interpreting the human condition.” Contextually, it integrates into the International Baccalaureate global frameworks relating to personal & cultural expression and identities & relationships. Students help “create, perform, and critically respond to various forms of theatrical performances [as well as] learning vocabulary and techniques related to writing, directing, staging, and performing in plays and musicals.”
Like all of LBDC’s selections, Middletown is relevant and gives both actors and audiences something to chew on.
Methow Arts supports the LBDC through teaching artists who work with students on performance skills and design of promotional materials.
Read more about Middletown HERE.
WHEN: Wed, Thu, Sat Dec 8, 9, 11 at 7pm. Sun Dec 12 at 2pm. Doors open 30 minutes prior to showtime. WHERE: The Merc Playhouse in Twisp. TICKETS: $10/adults, $5/students, at the door. COVID: Audience members must remain masked throughout the performance. MORE INFO: email@example.com