Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Snow Angel onstage at Oddfellows

Oddfellows Playhouse’s Junior Repertory Company presents Snow Angel by Pulitzer Prize winning playwright, David Lindsay-Abaire.    Performances begin Thursday 4/26 at 7:30pm and continue on Friday 4/27 and Saturday 4/28 at 7:30pm. 

Snow Angel tells the story of the small town of Deerpoint as it is hit by the biggest blizzard in 107 years.  15 Teens encounter a mysterious girl named Eva as she emerges from the storm.  A humorous, eerie tale of faith and friendship, Lindsay-Abaire shrouds the stress and strife of teens growning up in mystery. 

Snow Angel tackles themes of bullying and the struggle behind young people's interpersonal relationships.  The Playhouse and Junior Repertory tackled the themes right from the beginning of the rehearsal process.  Partnering with the Rushford Center through special funding from the Middlesex County Community Foundation’s Council of Business Partners, staff led conversations with the students early on, focused on their own personal experiences with “bullying” and how to bring those experiences, similar or different, to the life of the characters they were creating.

The production is appropriate for families and students of all ages.

The production runs April 26-28.  All performances begin at 7:30 p.m.  Tickets are $15 for Adults and $8 for Students/Seniors.  Thursday April 26th Oddfellows will be collecting canned food items for Amazing Grace Food Pantry, anyone that brings a canned food item will save $2 off their ticket price.   Tickets are available online at www.oddfellows.org or by calling 860-347-6143.  Oddfellows Playhouse is located at 128 Washington Street in Middletown.

The production is made possible by major support from CT State Department of Education, CT Department of Economic and Community Development, Middlesex United Way, The Stare Fund, Pratt & Whitney, the Middletown Commission on the Arts, J. Walton Bissell Foundation and Daphne Sebolt Culpeper Foundation.  Special support from the Middlesex County Community Foundation’s Council of Business Partners, Price Chopper’s Golub Foundation and Tower Laboratories.  Media support provided by Comcast and WESU 88.1FM.

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