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Community Play Reading Series: Middletown by Will Eno
March 13 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
THE COMMUNITY PLAY READING SERIES 2016/2017 SEASON: “What does it mean to be an American?”
March 13th Reading Selection: MIDDLETOWN by Will Eno
Series Curator: Craig Maravich
Middletown Musical Facilitator: Randal Pierce
On Monday, March 13 at 7 pm, please join us in an active and immersive reading of Will Eno’s Middletown–a funny, poetic, moving and poignant examination of a small American town. Beautifully written and with great depth and humor, the play asks us to look at what lies underneath the surface of the mundane. What does it mean to be a part of small-town life in America today?
Our brilliant guest musician, Randal Pierce, will lead us on our journey with an improvised sound scape as we experience this play. This will be an engaged reading with a multitude of roles to read. No need to prepare, just bring yourselves!
“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
“Richly engaging and satisfyingly theatrical, with heart and humor. A modern-day equivalent to Thornton Wilder’s Our Town.” –TheatreMania
The series is free and open to anyone. No acting or theatre experience required.
Created and curated by Craig Maravich in collaboration with The Flynn, The Community Play Reading Series is an entry-point for conversations that face our community. The Flynn, theatre artists, and the greater community of Burlington come together to read a play and to engage in conversations that the play uncovers. Without any rehearsal, all participants experience the play through an immersive and active reading. We enter the world of the play through our unique individual voices, sound scape, movement, space, and collaboration with musicians. We look to select plays that challenge, entertain, and include as many voices as possible. This shared experience allows us to create, discuss, learn, and connect.