Emmaline Brown of Osseo stars in spring drama production at Olivet

BOURBONNAIS, IL (03/26/2014)(readMedia)-- Emmaline Brown of Osseo stars as Mary Swanson in the student production of "Middletown," presented by Olivet Nazarene University's Green Room theatre group. She is a sophomore majoring in communications.

This deeply moving and funny play explores the universe of a small town in the United States. Seniors Hannah Williams of Beavercreek, Ohio, and Ron Gamache of Flint, Mich., direct the cast of Olivet students. Jerry Cohagan, theatre professor, is the group's faculty sponsor.

Playwright Will Eno captures the intersection of lives in Middletown by exploring the friendship between longtime resident John Dodge and new arrival Mary Swanson. The strange and poignant journey takes them from the local library to outer space and points between. "Middletown is about life and what we do with the time in the middle," Williams said. "We all long for the best possible life. There is beauty in how we fill the middle. Extraordinary is woven into the ordinary."

Show times are at 7 p.m. on Thursday, April 3; Friday, April 4; and Saturday, April 5, 2014. The production will be presented on stage in Kresge Auditorium in Larsen Fine Arts Center on Olivet's campus. Tickets are $5 ($2.50 for students with I.D.), available for purchase at the door. For more information or to reserve tickets, call 815-928-5543 or email hewilliams@olivet.edu.