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Circophony Teen Circus presents Enjoy the Silence February 29th - March 2nd in Middletown


Enjoy the Silence is a tale of a group of contestants on a reality TV show who are challenged to take a vow of silence. The contestant who can outlast the competition and stay silent the longest wins a luxury trip to space! Directed by Allison McDermott, Enjoy the Silence runs February 29th - March 2nd at Oddfellows Playhouse in Middletown. Performances are at 7 pm on February 29th, March 1st and 2nd, and there is also a 2 pm matinee performance on Saturday, March 2nd. Tickets are $18 for adults and $10 for kids and students. The performance on Thursday, February 29th is a “pay-what-you-can” Preview. 


Enjoy the Silence includes acrobatics, juggling, contortion, stilt walking, unicycling and more! Circophony Teen Circus is a collaboration between Oddfellows Playhouse Youth Theater and the Middletown-based theater company ARTFARM.  This year’s show includes a cast of 15 trained performers ages 13 to 20. McDermott has created an original circus-theater piece annually for the past 7 years and it is a highlight of winter in Middletown. This winter’s show features acrobatics and contortion choreography by Naja Muller, poi choreography by Grey Simon, and equilibristics and capoeira choreography by Joel Melendez. Scenic design is by Dan Schmidt, costume design by Marion Imbruglio, lighting design by Emma Graydon, sound design by Rowan Trowbridge-Wheeler, and properties design by Patience Armstrong. Technical direction by Myke Halpin.


Oddfellows Playhouse is located at 128 Washington Street in Middletown. Tickets for Enjoy the Silence are $18 for adults and $10 for students and may be purchased at or by emailing or calling (860) 347-6143.


Circophony’s Enjoy the Silence  is made possible with generous support from the Connecticut Office of the Arts/DECD; Middletown Commission on the Arts; City of Middletown Health Department; American Savings Foundation; George A. & Grace L. Long Foundation; The Fund for Greater Hartford; State of Connecticut Judicial Branch (Youth Violence Prevention); Evan Boyd Knoll Memorial Fund; Community Foundation of Middlesex County; Middletown Youth Services Bureau; Thomas J. Atkins Memorial Trust Fund; Middlesex United Way; and many generous individual donors.

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