#theatrecompany Presents Will Eno's MIDDLETOWN For A One-Night-Only Benefit For Suicide Prevention

#theatrecompany Presents Will Eno's MIDDLETOWN For A One-Night-Only Benefit For Suicide Prevention

#theatrecompany will present a reading of Will Eno's Middletown at The Harlem YMCA's Little Theater on September 14th, 2018 at 7:30 PM. Co-Artistic Director AC Horton will direct this deeply moving and funny play, in #theatrecompany's first production in New York since Requiem for Millennials at Dixon Place in October 2016.

Tony nominee Marla Schaffel will play the leading role of Mrs. Swanson, joined by Bruce Jones (Daniel McCoy's Dick Pix), Tina Stafford (Once, National Tour), as well as Tony-Award Winning Artistic Director of The Mirror Theater LTD, Sabra Jones. Landon Hawkins will join the cast as John Dodge for his second Will Eno play with #theatrecompany, the first being Eno's one-man show, Thom Pain (based on nothing), which was presented at The Know Theatre of Cincinnati in 2016.

Middletown is an elegiac and whimsical play that explores the strange beauty of life and loneliness. As a friendship emerges between longtime resident John Dodge and new arrival Mary Swanson, the lives of the citizens of Middletown intersect in peculiar and poignant ways in a journey that takes them from the local library to outer space and points between.

The Harlem YMCA is located on 80 West 135th Street, and the show will be presented in The Little Theater. Doors will open at 7:00 PM for a 7:30 PM show. All proceeds for this one-night-only benefit will be donated to the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention.

Tickets are ten dollars and are available to purchase online at https://www.onthestage.com/show/hashtag-theatre-company/rights-pending. Patrons also have the option of donating more to AFSM in addition to their ticket online, if they so choose.

"Through some miracle, we've been granted the rights to this brilliant play, and have been generously donated the use of The Little Theatre," says Co-Artistic Director, Katie Langham. "There is no better place to present this piece that celebrates and explores the power of community for such an important cause with such an amazing cast. We are incredibly grateful and excited to share this with the Harlem community."

THE CAST:

Katie Langham (Public Speaker), Patrick Toon (Cop), Marla Schaffel (Mrs. Swanson), Landon Hawkins (John Dodge), Andrew Iannacci (Mechanic), Sabra Jones (Librarian/Aunt), Courtney McGowan (Tour Guide/Attendant 2/Sweetheart), Mark Lynch (Male Tourist/Male Doctor/Man), Tina Stafford (Female Tourist/Female Doctor/Woman), Nicholas James Heffelfinger (Greg/Janitor), Bruce Jones (Landscaper/Attendant/Freelancer)

Tickets are available online at https://www.onthestage.com/show/hashtag-theatre-company/rights-pending.

#theatrecompany is a collective of young artists dedicated to producing honest and exciting new work. With an emphasis on devised theatre and new works, their inaugural production, The Gospel of Fat Kathy opened in New York City in the summer of 2015. They have since developed and produced Requiem for Millennials [Dixon Place] and Meth: A Love Story [Cincinnati Fringe Festival @ The Know Theatre of Cincinnati]. In 2016, they produced their first non-original work, Will Eno's Thom Pain (based on nothing), at the Know Theatre of Cincinnati. Collectively, they have produced two full-scale devised productions, three world premieres, two readings and one short film.

AC Horton (Director) is a Co-Artistic Director of #theatrecompany, a teaching artist, and producer. Directing credits include Thom Pain (based on nothing) [The Know Theater of Cincinnati Underground], Requiem for Millennials [Dixon Place], The Gospel of Fat Kathy [The Producer's Club/Cincinnati Fringe Festival], METH: a love story [Cincinnati Fringe Festival]. She has assisted in productions of Hamlet [Waterwell/The Sheen Center] and Shakespeare in Love [The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey]. She is the Assistant to The Artistic Director/Casting Assistant at The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey. BFA - CCM Acting.

Katie Langham (Producer) is an actor, producer, and founding Co-Artistic Director of #theatrecompany. Producing credits include Thom Pain (based on nothing) [The Know Theater of Cincinnati Underground], Requiem for Millennials [Dixon Place], The Gospel of Fat Kathy [The Producer's Club/Cincinnati Fringe Festival], METH: a love story [Cincinnati Fringe Festival]. She has assisted on Tartuffe at The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey where she was a member of the 2018 Live! Touring Company. BFA - CCM ACTING Insta: @ladythiangham.

Production Management by Joshua Davenport. Stage Management by Nate Netzley.

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