Middletown

Will Eno's "Middletown" might be summed up in the Latin phrase "In media res," meaning "in the middle of things." The play is about life – all of it, especially the middle parts between birth and death, those parts we experience consciously. As Eno says, "They don't know what happens to you when you die, so how can they know, really, what happens to you when you're born?" This production has drawn much of its inspiration from the work of Edward Hopper, the 20th century artist known for his depictions of small-town, American life. Eno and Hopper share an ability to capture the play of light and shadow, hope and despair that can tease through the most mundane of human experiences. Moments of rapture, sweetness, gentle humor, loneliness and pain all receive their "slant of light" in "Middletown," Eno's quiet meditation on people caught doing whatever it is they do when in the middle of things.

Eno is an American playwright based in Brooklyn, N.Y. His career took off when his play "Tom Payne: Based on Nothing" was a finalist for the 2004 Pulitzer Prize in Drama. Appalachian faculty member Derek Davidson, director of the production, described Eno as "a complicated writer who likes to combine the almost embarrassingly simplistic – the quotidian – with things that are philosophically resonant."

Dates and Times

Date and Time Admission Location Map Link
Wed, 10/31/2012 - 7:30pm Adults $15, Students/Children $8 IG Greer Studio Theatre View Map
Thu, 11/01/2012 - 7:30pm Adults $15, Students/Children $8 IG Greer Studio Theatre View Map
Fri, 11/02/2012 - 7:30pm Adults $15, Students/Children $8 IG Greer Studio Theatre View Map
Sat, 11/03/2012 - 7:30pm Adults $15, Students/Children $8 IG Greer Studio Theatre View Map
Sun, 11/04/2012 - 2:00pm Adults $15, Students/Children $8 IG Greer Studio Theatre View Map
Wed, 11/07/2012 - 7:30pm Adults $15, Students/Children $8 IG Greer Studio Theatre View Map
Thu, 11/08/2012 - 7:30pm Adults $15, Students/Children $8 IG Greer Studio Theatre View Map
Fri, 11/09/2012 - 7:30pm Adults $15, Students/Children $8 IG Greer Studio Theatre View Map
Sat, 11/10/2012 - 7:30pm Adults $15, Students/Children $8 IG Greer Studio Theatre View Map
Sun, 11/11/2012 - 2:00pm Adults $15, Students/Children $8 IG Greer Studio Theatre View Map

Contact Information

Name: 
Sarah Heustess
Telephone: 
(828) 262-3028
Sponsors: 
Department of Theatre and Dance

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