Monday, June 17, 2024

"r0ng" - a unique circus performance at Oddfellows Playhouse July 6!

Oddfellows Playhouse Youth Theater in Middletown will be presenting a special guest performer Janoah Bailin and zer one-man show “rOng” taking place July 6th.

On July 6 Janoah and musician Kafari will perform “rOng”, a radically-interactive community circus show which explores rings in all their forms, presented in the round and modeling the circle process used in restorative justice. “rOng” will be performed in the theater at Oddfellows Playhouse and will be followed by an audience talk back with Restorative Justice Trainer and Middletown Youth Services Director Justin Carbonella. 

The performance, which is open to the public, will take place on Saturday, July 6th at 2pm in the theater at Oddfellows Playhouse. 

Janoah is excited for the community to engage with zer upcoming performance, ze states, “This show is applicable for all age groups. It’s great for kids but there is so much material for adults as well. It is radically interactive which means you can be a part of the inner circle that is incredibly involved. However, you can also step back and be less engaged in the production. The circle shape itself has many meanings, hence the name ‘rOng’. It represents a way of building community, and in conversation form it allows people to listen as well as become more understanding of each other.”

Tickets for “rOng” are $8 for adults, $5 for kids, and $15 for Big-Hearted Oddfellow, and may be purchased at

“rOng” is funded in part by the New England States Touring program of the New England Foundation for the Arts, made possible with funding from the National Endowment for the Arts Regional Touring Program and the six New England state arts agencies. Additional support is provided by the City of Middletown and the Middletown Commission on the Arts.

Oddfellows Playhouse, founded in 1975, is Connecticut’s oldest and largest theater for young people. The Playhouse is located at 128 Washington Street in Middletown. For information about this production and other Playhouse programs, call (860) 347-6143, email, or go to

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