Cindy Williams, Sally Struthers And More to Star in MIDDLETOWN

Cindy Williams, Sally Struthers And More to Star in MIDDLETOWN

GFOUR Productions is gearing up to launch the world premiere of the new play MIDDLETOWN, an exhilarating and universal depiction of love, life, and friendship; and how each endures through the roller coaster of life. Launched in partnership with Bucks County Playhouse in New Hope, Pa., and Delaware Theatre Company in Wilmington, Del., MIDDLETOWN will premiere at these venues after a run at the Smith Center in Las Vegas on March 31, 2019. Additional cities to be announced.

CAST:
Cindy Williams - Best known for her starring role as Shirley Feeney on the hit TV show LAVERNE & SHIRLEY
Sally Struthers - Best known for her starring role as Gloria Bunker on the hit TV show ALL IN THE FAMILY
Didi Conn - Best known for her starring role as Frenchy, the beauty school dropout in GREASE
Adrian Zmed - Best known for his starring roles in the BACHELOR PARTY and TV's T.J. HOOKER

A heartfelt and joyful story about two couples reminiscing about their friendship, 33 years in the making, MIDDLETOWN explores the highs, the lows, and everything in between. The initial workshop of MIDDLETOWN received a Carbonell nomination for best new work in 2017 and was originally presented at the Jan McArt Reading Series and West Boca Theatre Company.

"The Playhouse has served as the launchpad for many new plays over the years, from Neil Simon's first play on stage to Terrence McNally's last Broadway outing, MOTHERS & SONS. We are delighted to welcome MIDDLETOWN and give the play its world premiere," said Alex Fraser, Bucks County Playhouse producing director.

"When I read MIDDLETOWN out loud, it affected me on a personal level. It has that wonderful combination of comedy and drama. It made me feel delight and simpatico and I think that's what the audience will experience along with us," said Cindy Williams.

"MIDDLETOWN reminds me of a quote I love from an unknown author: 'Truly great friends are hard to find, difficult to leave, and impossible to forget," said Didi Conn. "Peg, the courageous character I will be playing, finds strength through her timeless connection to her best friends. This is a subject close to my heart."

"I wanted to tell a relatable 'every-person's' story in a direct and straightforward manner where human emotions are front and center - without bells, whistles, special effects, or props," said writer Dan Clancy, best known for his play THE TIMEKEEPERS, which ran off-Broadway, and in Israel for 13 years. "I wanted the words to speak for themselves."

"As Harold Clurman famously said, 'Make 'em laugh and when their mouths are open, pour in the medicine.' When I first read MIDDLETOWN, it followed that sagely advice to a T. I was introduced to four wonderful characters and was swept up in the ride before it took me to some very real places," said Tony Award-winning director Seth Greenleaf. "Dan Clancy's work here is exceptional and in the hands of these great players. I believe audiences are going to have a powerful experience they won't soon forget."

Initial Schedule:

Smith Center - 361 Symphony Park Ave, Las Vegas, NV
March 31 - 1:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m.
April 1 - 5:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
Confirmed Cast - Cindy Williams, Didi Conn, Adrian Zmed - Click here for ticket link

Bucks County Playhouse - 70 S. Main St, New Hope, PA
April 17 - 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
April 18 - 7:30 p.m.
April 19 - 8 p.m.
April 20 - 2 p.m. and 8 p.m.
April 21 - 2 p.m.
Confirmed Cast - Cindy Williams, Didi Conn, Adrian Zmed - Click here for ticket link

Delaware Theatre Company - 200 Water Street, Wilmington, DE
May 28 - 7 p.m.
May 29 - 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.
May 30 -7 p.m.
May 31 -8 p.m.
June 1 - 2 p.m. and 8 p.m.
June 2 - 2 p.m.
Confirmed Cast - Sally Struthers, Didi Conn, Adrian Zmed - Click here for ticket link

For more information and cast bios, visit middletownplay.com and on Facebook at facebook.com/middletownplay

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