Grover’s Corner, New Hampshire, 1901… Over a century away from us, but the message still rings clear to the heart of humanity. For over 75 years now, Thornton Wilder’s gripping masterpiece about ordinary people living everyday lives has become America’s most produced play. Stripped to the bones of a bare stage, the actors take your imaginations on a soulful journey, whispering to us the urgent necessity of living in the here and now. Our lives, our loves, our truths… OUR TOWN.
OUR TOWN is directed by Bruce R. Coleman and features Ken Orman (Stage Manager), Dan Morrow (Doc Gibbs), Sheila Rose (Mrs. Gibbs), Michael McCray (George Gibbs), Lily Monday (Rebecca Gibbs), Andrew Kasten (Mr. Webb), Cathy Parks Bardin (Mrs. Webb), Kaycee Reininger (Emily Webb), Sam Ward (Wally Webb), David Hartley (Howy Newsome/Sam Craig), Chet Monday (Joe Crowell/Si Crowell), William Kledas (Simon Stinson/Prof. Ward), Mary Bongfeldt (Mrs. Soames), David Smith (Constable Waren/Joe Stoddard), with an ensemble including Nancy Lamb, Diane Powell, Bob Shapiro, and Drew Smith. Special appearances by Charles Wallace (Guitar Player) and Ian Wallace (Banjo Player).
The production team includes Evelyn Hall (Admin Producer), Ellen Mizener (Tech Producer), Tom Ortiz (Stage Manager), Charles Wallace (Assistant Stage Manager), Sam Nance (Lighting Design), Bruce R. Coleman (Set Designer), Rich Frohlich (Sound Designer), Suzi Cranford (Costume Designer), Brandon Morrison (Master Carpenter), JoAnne Hull (Set Dresser), Dawn Blasingame (Assistant Set Dresser), Ian Garland (Light Board Operator), Tully Hall (Sound Board Operator), and Dawn Blasingame (Sound Board Operator).
Tickets to OUR TOWN are available now by calling the Irving Arts Center’s Box Office at 972-252-2787 or by ordering tickets online at www.irvingartscenter.com.