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Oddfellows Playhouse 2016-2017 Season


For the 2016-17 season, Oddfellows Jr. & Teen Companies will produce four main-stage shows. The Jr. Company (open to students in grades 5 – 8th) will present "The Hobbit", adapted by Patricia Gray and directed by Hannah Simms.

The Teen Company (open to students in grades 9th-12th) will begin the season with a six-week Open Ensemble session to create an original Halloween performance. In November, auditions begin for Shakespeare’s "The Tempest". Both projects will be directed by Kim West.

Contact: Chris Coffey
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Phone: 860-347-6143
Cost: $250
Scholarship:  Full for any student receiving free/reduced school lunch. Partial aid is also available.

Teens: Monday & Wednesday 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Jr.: Wednesday & Thursday 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm


Middletown Public School students can arrange to take a school bus to the Playhouse.

Additional Information:

The spring will feature two contemporary plays: Anon(ymous), written by Naomi Iizuka, and Einstein’s Brains by Philip Dawkins. Students involved in the Jr. & Teen Companies have opportunities to work back-stage and participate in community projects at the Playhouse throughout the year. The Jr. & Teen Companies are supportive, creative, and welcoming groups where kids build skills, discover talents, and form friendships while they meet the challenges inherent in making live theater.

“Our season theme, SEEKING HOME gives artists, students and our audiences a frame to view the plays. Questions of home, of safety and of who decides who is allowed to find refuge are woven in different ways throughout this year’s material and will guide our discussions and approaches to these four plays." - Kristen Palmer, Artistic Director

At the Playhouse, professional teaching artists lead engaging programs that build confidence, creativity and collaboration by getting every student actively involved in artistic self-expression. Students work together and learn to support one another. Oddfellows programs are inclusive, embracing children from all backgrounds and circumstances and creating a safe space where all students can grow together in a mutually supportive setting. Oddfellows currently serves nearly 1400 students through its programs annually.

Online registration is available for all classes and productions through the Playhouse’s website, The website also offers online payment for classes, financial aid and scholarship information, and online ticket sales. Full scholarships are available for any student receiving free or reduced school lunch.


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