2015 Fall Show – Our Town

by Thornton Wilder (1897-1975)

OurTown poster
This great American play has been staged countless times since its 1938 premiere in Princeton, NJ. There are cosmic wonders to be discovered in the play, and Wilder’s simple yet brilliant structure creates in his New Hampshire village of the early 1900s a celebration of both the marvel of everyday existence and the “something way down deep that’s eternal about every human being.” Our Town presents a long-gone way of American life, yet the eternal truths it embraces continue to stun the audiences of today.

Cast List

Belligerent Woman in Aud. Sonya B.
Constable Warren Barry B.
Dr. Gibbs Alan H.
Emily Webb Viva R.
George Gibbs Sam W.
Howie Newsome Nicolas B.
Joe Crowell Kyle P.
Joe Stoddard Sam H
Lady in the Box Olivia E.
Woman in Balcony Eva S.
Mr. Webb Ben L.
Mrs. Gibbs Yasmine H.
Mrs. Soames Grace K.
Mrs. Webb Emily L.
Professor Willard Maggie K.
Rebecca Gibbs Alyssa S.-T.
Sam Craig Andres G.
Si Crowell Henry A.
Simon Stimson Rawlins E.
Stage Manager Max M.
Wally Webb Ben S.-T.
People of the Town, Choir, Congregation, Funeral Group, the Dead: Anjeli P., Cullen B., Jamie H., Victoria S.

Photos

Parent Meeting:

  • 10/1: Our Town Cast and Crew PARENTS must meet Thursday 10/1 @ 7pm. Gunn Studio Theatre. If your child is in the cast of Our Town or is a student in Stage Tech, please come at 7pm to find all about the show, what help we’ll need from you (not TOO much, I promise!) and fill out some forms. We’ll start right at 7pm and end before 8! PLEASE COME! We really need you! Thanks, Jim Shelby and Kristen Lo.

Performances:

Thursday, November 5th, 2015

with themed Gala and pre-show talk

7:30pm

6:00pm

Friday, November 6th 7:30pm
Saturday, November 7th 7:30pm
Tuesday, November 10th 4pm Mat
Thursday, November 12th 7:30pm
Friday, November 13th 7:30pm
Saturday, November 14th 7:30pm

Tickets

TICKETS are on sale here!

Rehearsals

  • M, W, Th, Fr after school from 3:45-5:45
  • A long-standing Gunn Theatre tradition: Tech Weekend Potlucks from 11am-4pm both weekends before we open, October 24th-25th, and October 31st-November 1st.
  • The parents provide food for the hard-working students! Please sign up, using the links above! (Under Cast & Crew Potlucks)
  • This year’s Gala, at 6pm on opening night (11/5). Please sign up to help with setup and food prep.

Our Town Tech week: M-W November 2rd-4th rehearsals until 9pm. Tickets sell quickly, so don’t wait – buy now!

Auditions:

Auditions for Our Town were Wednesday and Thursday, September 2 and 3 after school at 3:40 in the Studio Theatre.  You did not need to memorize anything for the auditions.  You were supposed to download and fill out an audition sheet before you arrived at the theatre for auditions. Read the whole play here.

Tickets

TICKETS are on sale here!

Cast & Crew Potlucks

Please, please, sign up below to keep our young actors fed and happy! Sign up often and for as many items as you are able to contribute. We’ll have up to 70 teenage mouths to feed, and we just can’t do it without everyone contributing something!

Sat., 10/24 Potluck (Italian-themed)
Sun., 10/25 Potluck (Asian-themed)
Sat., 10/31 Potluck (Mexican-themed)
Sun., 11/1 Potluck (American-themed)

Questions? E-mail Tania Goldszmidt, Gunn Theatre Potluck Coordinator