By Will Eno
Directed by Trevor Biship

Awards and Recognition

  • Most Promising New American Play Horton Foote Prize
  • So Cal Premiere

Reviewer Quotes

“ Richly engaging and satisfyingly theatrical, with heart and humor. A modern-day equivalent to Thornton Wilder’s Our Town. ”


“ Utterly spellbinding! 4 Stars! ”

Time Out New York

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Mary Swanson just moved to Middletown, eager to start a family and enjoy the neighborly bonds a small town promises. When she befriends resident John Dodge, she quickly discovers that below Middletown’s flinchingly honest exterior lies something much more complex. Middletown is a wry, human portrait of a town with two lives — one ordinary and visible, the other epic and mysterious.

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Venue Bette Aitken theater arts Center

Bette Aitken theater arts Center
5522 E. La Palma Ave.
Anaheim, CA  92807
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Venue Amenities
  • Full-Service Bar
  • Free Parking
  • Conveniently Located

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At a Glance

Upcoming Performances
Approximate Running Time:
2 hours with intermission
Special Notes:
  • @ Bette Aitken theater arts Center
  • On the Fyda-Mar Stage
  • Post-show discussions after each performance (except Opening)
  • Join us for Opening Night by becoming a Gold Member
  • "Salon" on Sun, Apr 30 at 2:15pm... Arrive early for a hosted discussion with the artists.
  • "Chance Encounter" on Sat, May 13 at 7pm... Arrive early to meet Chance artists and learn about the theater.
  • "Wine Wednesday" on Wed, May 3 at 6:30pm... Sign up to mingle with other Chance lovers and enjoy a complimentary wine tasting
  • "Beer Bash Friday" on Fri, May 5 at 7:00pm... Sign up to mingle with other Chance lovers and enjoy a complimentary beer tasting

Featured Artists

Cast Members

James McHale 
John Dodge
Lola Kelly
Mary Swanson
Ahmed Brooks
Robert Foran 
Ned Liebl
Karen O’Hanlon 
Paige Vanderwarker
Karen Webster 

Production Team

Will Eno
Trevor Biship
Bruce Goodrich
Scenic Designer
Karyn Lawrence
Lighting Designer
Ryan Brodkin
Sound Designer
Megan MacLean
Costume Designer
Nick Santiago
Projection Designer
Jocelyn L. Buckner
Bebe Herrera 
Stage Manager
Anthony DeGregorio
Assistant Director
Mark Vallejo
Assistant Director


Scott & Sandra Graham
Executive Producers
Bette & Wylie Aitken
Season Producers
Chance Theater Resident Artist