Hannah Williams of Beavercreek directs spring drama production at Olivet

BOURBONNAIS, IL (03/26/2014)(readMedia)-- Hannah Williams of Beavercreek directs the student production of "Middletown," presented by Olivet Nazarene University's Green Room theatre group. She is a senior, majoring in corporate communications and theatre, and is also the president of Green Room. This production marks her directing debut, but she is no stranger to the stage. She has appeared in ten productions while at Olivet.

Ron Gamache, a senior majoring in corporate communications from Flint, Mich., co-directs with her. 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.