New play at ACT sparks "Seattle Freeze" conversations

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by New Day Producers

KING5.com

Posted on September 16, 2013 at 11:00 AM

Updated Monday, Sep 16 at 4:53 PM

A play onstage at ACT Theatre in Seattle takes an unflinching look at life in everyday America. “Middletown” turns the spotlight on a small town and its inhabitants and is sparking conversations about the erosion of community in neighborhoods, as well as the existence of the mythical Seattle Freeze. Director John Langs from ACT Theatre and Patricia Lopez from the Seattle Department of Neighborhoods joined guest host Kim Holcomb from "Evening Magazine" to discuss the play and the issues communities face in real life.

"Middletown" runs through September 29th at ACT’s Fall Theatre.

NOTE: Those who attend the 7:00pm performances on Sunday, September 22nd and  Friday, September 27th are invited to take part in a post-play discussion about issues raised in "Middletown," as well as how to help turn your neighborhood into a community of friends.

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