There can be great joy just being in the middle.


written by Will Eno
directed by Stuart Aikins

Year II

Performance Hall Drama

December 12 - 15
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“A meditation on birth and death and the lives burning bright in between.” -The Boston Globe

As friendship develops between a longtime resident and a new arrival, the inhabitants of Middletown intersect in strange and poignant ways. A deeply compelling, funny journey that takes them from the local library to outer space and points between. This tale of “normal” townspeople is anything but.

Content Advisory Mature themes & strong language.

Middletown is two hours and thirty-five minutes in length, including a fifteen minute intermission.

Middletown is presented by special arrangement with SAMUEL FRENCH, INC.

Thursday, December 13 7:30pm
Friday, December 14 2:00pm
Saturday, December 15 7:30pm (Relaxed Performance)

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photo credit Peter Pokorny

Savena Alter Tour Guide / Freelancer / Public Speaker #2
Stephie Bright Mrs. Swanson
Olive Elzinga Female Doctor / Woman on Date / Public Speaker #1
Chevy Forsyth Mechanic
Nick Harrison Greg / Male Doctor / Public Speaker #3
Daniel Knapp Man on Date / Janitor / Public Speaker #8
Ryan Nicolai Male Tourist / Attendant #1 / Public Speaker #5
Jaeyoung Park Librarian
Regina Rios Sweetheart / Public Speaker #6
Danny Saretsky John Dodge
Stephanie Szymanski Aunt / Attendant #2 / Public Speaker #7
Tessa Thompson Landscaper / Female Tourist / Public Speaker #4
Matthew Wheadon Cop

written by Will Eno

director Stuart Aikins
stage manager Veronica Harland
production manager / set & lighting designer R.J. Peters
costume designer Shannon Carmichael
projection designer Maia Crockett
scenic painter Sadie Fox
dialect coach Dr. Iris MacGregor-Bannerman
Lekwungen dance consultant Eugene Sam
Indigenous consultant Kristy Charlie

Backstage: 2018/19 Year in Review

Michael D. Reid interviews College directors Caleb Marshall and Heather Burns for their reflections on our 2018/19 season.
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Monday Magazine: Art imitating life on stage at CCPA this week

Monday Magazine gets a sneak peek of the College’s two Year II plays, running in repertory December 12 – 15.
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Backstage: Thinking out of the box with R.J. Peters

Michael D. Reid interviews Production Manager R.J. Peters about the challenges of producing two very different shows in repertory.
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College’s Year II students present shows that are worlds apart

Students in their second year of studies at the Canadian College of Performing Arts are showcasing their talent in two disparate shows playing in repertory.
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Relaxed Performance December 15, 7:30pm

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