Black Hole theatre Company Presents Middletown by Will Eno, directed by George Toles
Middletown is the premiere performance for the Black Hole Theatre Company in its redesigned theatre within historic Tache Hall.
It is written by award winning American playwright and Pulitzer finalist Will Eno, who Charles Isherwood of the New York Times called “The Samuel Beckett of the Jon Stewart generation”. It is directed by George Toles, Distinguished Professor of Film and Literature at the University of Manitoba.
It is a story about small town life. It’s about growing up in a place that never changes; where everyone knows each other but you still feel miles apart. It’s a place you never quite leave, whether you still live there or you’ve traveled to the depths of space. It’s about stories, and how these stories connect even if we never realize it. Middletown is a contemporary reworking of the themes in Thornton Wilder’s Our Town, with scenes ranging from the daily life of a small American town to outer space and beyond.It is sure to entertain through its sharp theatrical twists and surprising, often hilarious language.
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.
Location: It’s the new space in Tachè Hall
Dates: January 26th – February 6th
Tickets available at the door.
To reserve call 204-474-6880