With the holiday season approaching, there are multiple chance to take the family out to see some live theater here in Middletown. So you better start planning!
by Mark Twain
November 29, 30 and December 1 - 7:00pm
Playhouse’s Junior Repertory Company will present Huck Finn by Eric
Coble, Adapted from the novel The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark
Huck Finn flees the claws of "civilization"
for the freedom of the mighty Mississippi, only to find himself running
from mobs, getting shot at, stealing gold, digging escape tunnels and
dressing as a woman. And perhaps his greatest adventure: unexpectedly
finding his own moral compass in a world of corruption and hypocrisy.
This highly-theatrical adaptation presented by the Junior Repertory
Company and directed by Lorra Webb, is the second of Coble’s work
produced at the Playhouse, following 2006’s Gold in the Bones. This
classic tale of adventure is great for families and students of all
The production runs Thursday thru Saturday,
November 29, 30 and December 1 All performances begin at 7:00 p.m.
Tickets are $15 for Adults and $8 for Students/Seniors. Anyone brining a
canned food item for Amazing Grace Food Pantry will receive a $2
discount on their ticket. Tickets are available online at
www.oddfellows.org or by calling 860-347-6143.
A Civil War Christmas: An American Musical Celebration
by Paula Vogel, Music by Daryl Waters
December 6,7,8, 14, 15 - 7:30pm
play, directed by Peter Loffedo, will feature a multigenerational cast
of actors from the community, including members of Oddfellows’ Teen
Repertory Company and CT Heritage Productions. The Connecticut
Humanities Council and Middletown Commission on the Arts is generously
helping to fund this production because of its unique combination of
historical significance, audience appeal, and educational
The play is set is Washington, D.C.,
on Christmas Eve 1864, during the Civil War. President Lincoln has just
been reelected and General Sherman is marching troops into battle.
Interweaving historical figures with fictional characters, A Civil War
Christmas not only entertains but inspires the audience by portraying
the real-life struggles that occurred and the human spirit that endured
during one of the most difficult times in our history. Moving swiftly
from scene to scene, it chronicles many aspects of the period, from
something of the private life of Abraham and Mary Todd Lincoln to the
moving story of an African-American soldier whose wife has been cruelly
kidnapped. Christmas carols and folk songs are sung throughout by the
ensemble, with additional period music performed by a group of
The production runs December
6, 7, 8, 14, 15 at Oddfellows Playhouse. All performances are at
7:30pm. Tickets are $15 for adults and $8 for students and seniors.
Thursday December 6 is a Pay-What-You-Can Performance. Please bring a
non-perishable food item to donate to Amazing Grace Food Pantry.
Tickets are available online at ww.oddfellows.org or by
calling860-347-6143. The performance is made possible through special
funding from the Connecticut Humanities Council, The Middletown
Commission on the Arts, and Eli Cannon’s Tap Room.