Oddfellows Playhouse Youth Theater in Middletown will be presenting a special guest performer Janoah Bailin and his one-man show “meSSeS” taking place July 9th and 10th.
“meSSeS”, created by Mr. Bailin, is a unique experience which combines learning, entertainment, and teamwork. The performance will feature acts of juggling, unicycling, puppetry, and dance, while giving the audience the option to learn to juggle as they watch. The combination of silliness and meaning makes this performance enjoyable for all ages.
The performances, which are open to the public, will take place on Saturday, July 9th at 7pm and on Sunday, July 10th at 3pm in the theater at Oddfellows Playhouse.
Community organizations and presenters are enthusiastic about this production. Ian Bannon who is Executive Director of Mayo Street Arts says, “ Each time the house lights came up for another scarf juggling lesson, the audience progressively engaged more with each other, strayed and intermingled further from their seats, and reveled in the collective chaos of hundreds of floating scarves.”
Tickets for “meSSes” are $8 for adults, $5 for kids, and $15 for Big-Hearted Oddfellow, and may be purchased at https://oddfellowsplayhouse.ticketleap.com/messes/dates.
“meSSeS” is funded in part by the New England States Touring program of the New England Foundation for the Arts, made possible with funding from the National Endowment for the Arts Regional Touring Program and the six New England state arts agencies. Additional support is provided by the City of Middletown and the Middletown Commission on the Arts.
Oddfellows Playhouse, founded in 1975, is Connecticut’s oldest and largest theater for young people. The Playhouse is located at 128 Washington Street in Middletown. For information about this production and other Playhouse programs, call (860) 347-6143, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or go to www.oddfellows.org.