Saturday, December 5, 2015
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Westchester’s Theater for Children and Teens is pleased to announce the 2015-2016 20th anniversary fall season with Our Town by Thornton Wilder. Our Town will play in the MainStage Theater at 1 North Broadway, Suite 111.
Performance dates and dates:
Saturday, December 5 at 8:00 pm
Sunday, December 6 at 2:00 pm
Saturday, December 12 at 8:00 pm
Sunday, December 13 at 2:00 pm
Winner of the 1938 Pulitzer Prize for drama and described as “…the greatest American play ever written” by Edward Albee, Our Town follows the small town of Grover’s Corners through three acts: “Daily Life,” “Love and Marriage,” and “Death and Eternity.” Narrated by a stage manager and performed with minimal props and sets, audiences follow the Webb and Gibbs families as their children fall in love, marry, and deal with life’s everyday struggles.
Our Town is directed by Jill Abusch. The scenic design is by Steven Abusch.
“We’re thrilled to be celebrating twenty years in the heart of the White Plains community with this timeless classic,” says Artistic Director Jill Abusch. “Our Town has so much to say about our lives today. We will celebrate and highlight our own community with this production as we wrap up our amazing 20th anniversary season!”
Thornton Wilder (1897-1975), born in Madison, Wisconsin, and educated at Yale and Princeton, was an accomplished novelist and playwright whose works explore the connection between the commonplace and the cosmic dimensions of human experience. Wilder’s many honors include the Gold Medal for Fiction from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, the Presidential Medal of Freedom, and the National Book Committee’s Medal for Literature. Wilder continues to be read and performed around the world. Our Town is performed at least once each day somewhere in this country, with his other major dramas and shorter plays not far behind. In 2008, Our Town and The Bridge of San Luis Rey were selected as a joint choice for the NEA’s “Big Read” Program. In recent years Wilder’s works have also inspired a growing number of adaptations, among them an opera based on Our Town (music by Ned Rorem, libretto by J.D. McClatchy) and a dramatized version of his novel, Theophilus North (Matt Burnett). Reflecting the renewed interest in Wilder, the Thornton Wilder Society sponsored the first international conference on his works in fall 2008.
Tickets are $18 for regular admission and $15 for seniors and children under 12 years of age. Tickets and more information is available online at www.playgroup.org or by calling (914) 946-4433. Visit us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.
Event Location and Ticket Information
The Play Group Theatre
1 North Broadway, Suite 111
White Plains, NY 10601
Handicap Accessible? Yes
Date: Saturday, December 5, 2015
Times: 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm