I absolutely loved Manbites Dog Theater's current run of Will Eno's Middletown, and would have loved it even if:
- I wasn't on the board of directors of this little gem of a theater, and
- My friend Jeff Storer wasn't the director, and
- My friend Jeffrey Moore wasn't in the cast.
It's just good theater.
I'm no professional theater critic; I don't even play one in my blog. You can read some of that on The Upstager, where the News & Observer, the Independent, CVNC.org, and The Chronicle refer to the play as "darkly comic," "4 stars," "excellent theater," and "compelling," respectively.
As the case almost always is with Manbites' productions, this play will make you think while you're there, that evening when you get home, and probably some more the next day.
Directed by Jeff Storer
Welcome to Middletown. We've all been there.
Meet the inhabitants of a small town whose lives seem unsurprising and ordinary. But life is always more complicated than it appears, and beneath the ordinary lies something epic, elusive, and mysterious. Experience a deeply moving and deeply comic new work by the author of Oh, the Humanity.
There's a 3:15 show tomorrow, Sunday, October 9, and then 8:15 shows left Wednesday (10/12) through Saturday (10/15) of this coming week.
Consider it for "date night!" It'll give you something to talk about over coffee or a drink afterwards—or the next day.