Mary Swanson just moved to Middletown. About to have her first child, she is eager to enjoy the neighbourly bonds a small town promises. But life in Middletown is complicated: neighbours are near strangers and moments of connection are fleeting. Middletown is a playful, poignant portrait of a town with two lives, one ordinary and visible, the other epic and mysterious.Middletown was awarded the prestigious Horton Foote Prize for Promising New American Play in 2010.
‘The strange beauty of life and its sometimes unbearable weight are both considered with a screwball lyricism… pitch-perfect… delicate, moving and wry’ - New York Times