Our Town

Auditions

November 11 & 12, 2019 @ 7:00pm

Preview

January 9, 2020

Performances

January 10-12 & 17-19, 2020

Preview, Friday & Saturday @ 7:30pm • Sunday @ 2:30pm

Synopsis

Synopsis

Our Town is a 1938 metatheatrical three-act play by American playwright Thornton Wilder that won the Pulitzer Prize for Drama and also won a Tony Award for Best Revival. It tells the story of the fictional American small town of Grover’s Corners between 1901 and 1913 through the everyday lives of its citizens.

Throughout the play, Wilder uses metatheatrical devices, setting the play in the actual theatre where it is being performed. The main character is the stage manager of the theatre who directly addresses the audience, brings in guest lecturers, fields questions from the audience, and even plays some of the roles. The play is performed without a set on a mostly bare stage. With a few exceptions, the actors mime actions without the use of props.

This play is Rated PG-13. Parental guidance is suggested due to complex themes.

Historian's Corner

“Our Town” was the second play and a revival for the 97th Season. The show was first performed for Community Players in 1939.  “Our Town” is a 1938 metatheatrical three-act play by American playwright Thornton Wilder that won the Pulitzer Prize for Drama and also won a Tony Award for Best Revival.

It tells the story of the fictional American small town of Grover’s Corners between 1901 and 1913 through the everyday lives of its citizens. Throughout the play, Wilder uses metatheatrical devices, setting the play in the actual theatre where it is being performed. The main character is the stage manager who directly addresses the audience, brings in guest lecturers, field questions from the audience, and even plays some of the roles. The play is performed without a set on a mostly bare stage. With a few exceptions, the actors mime actions without the use of props.

The play is Rated PG-13. Parental guidance is suggested due to complex themes. The show received praise for all areas of the production: directing, acting, and technical work. Audience members after the show would stop and talk to cast members about the show and that by seeing the production express their feelings about the play and in particular this production.