UWL Theatre

‘Middletown” is a touching, funny reflection on being human

The UWL Theatre Arts will present Will Eno’s “Middletown,” a delicate play about Anywhere, USA, and how human connection is essential for survival.  

“Middletown” will run at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 6-7 and 12-14 with a Sunday matinee at 2 Dec. 8. All performances are in Toland Theatre, Center for the Arts, 333 N. 16th St.

“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. In this delicate, moving and wry amble along the collective road to nowhere, the folks are friendly, and the view of star-dappled skies and modest homes is familiar and comforting. Yet nestled amid all the homey detail is a prickly awareness of the awesome mystery of existence, the void whence everything came and into which it all may one day go. 

Tickets are on sale at www.uwlax.edu/theatre-arts. Ticket sales in person and phone begin at 1 p.m. Monday, Dec.  2. Box office hours are 1-4:30 p.m. weekdays and one hour before shows. Tickets are  $6 for UWL students, $16 for seniors and other students and $18 for others. For tickets, call 608.785.6696.

If you go:

Who:  UWL Department of Theatre Arts
What: “Middletown” by Will Eno
Where: Toland Theatre, UW-La Crosse Center for the Arts 333 N. 16th St.
When: 7:30 p.m. Dec. 6-7 and 12-14; 2 p.m. Dec. 8
Cost: $6 for UWL students, $16 for seniors and other students and $18 for others. For tickets, call 608.785.6696. Tickets are on sale at www.uwlax.edu/theatre-arts. Ticket sales in person and phone begin at 1 p.m. Monday, Dec.  2. Box office hours are 1-4:30 p.m. weekdays and one hour before shows.

Cast:  Alec Berchem, Adam Bloom, Alexis Cimoch, Nina Fredrickson, Morgan Gates, Danielle Hoffman, Nick Holland-Hayes, Jasmine Kratt, Natalie Leek, Noah Mastaglio, Evan Medd

Production Team:  Eric Jorgensen (Director), Hannah Steele (Stage Manager), Joe Anderson (Costume Designer), Renata Orth (Scenic Designer), Megan Gunderson (Sound Designer), Mandy Kolbe (Lighting Designer), Emily Ludewig (Technical Director)