Our Town, by Thornton Wilder, is an American classic, expressing with warmth and humor the eternal truths of human existence. It is a heartening, compassionate glimpse of that time before the Great Wars, before our innocence was lost forever.
The days in the calendar are color-coded:
|White||Plenty of seats were available|
|Yellow||A popular performance, but seats were available|
|Red||A very popular show, very few seats were available
Set in the small, fictitious New Hampshire community of Gorver's Corners, Our Town focuses on life in a small town at the turn of the 20th century.
When it opened on Broadway in 1938 it was hailed for its unconventional staging and for its evocative charm and simplicity, garnering numerous accolades, including the Pulitzer Prize, for Wilder.
Calliope's cast of Our Town included
|The Stage Manager||Mark Patrick|
|Dr. Gibbs||John Leslie|
|Joe Crowell||Joe Monfette|
|Howie Newsome||Matt Cogswell|
|Mrs. Gibbs||Pat Delano|
|Mrs. Webb||Kama DePatsy|
|George Gibbs||Brennan Clark|
|Rebecca Gibbs||Courtney Duffy|
|Wally Webb||Jackson Davidow|
|Emily Webb||Noelle Bonneau|
|Professor Willard||Dave Bonneau|
|Mr. Webb||Dave Ludt|
|Simon Stimson||Seth Leary|
|Mrs. Soames||Aimee Newell|
|Constable Warren||Gene Brady|
|Si Crowell||Joe Monfette|
|Farmer McCarthy||Dave Bonneau|
|Joe Stoddard||Richard Clark|
|Producers||Dave & Kathy Ludt|
|Directors||Dave & Kathy Ludt|
|Set / Lighting Design||Dave Ludt|
|Lighting / Sound||Kathy Ludt|
|Box Office||Karen Josbacher, Donna Reidy|
Thanks to the Worcester Telegram for a kind review.