Photo attached: The cast of “Our Town” rehearses at Downtown Playhouse. Left to right: Kelly Grooms, Eric Moffett, Brianna Hassell, Casey Grant, Tony Chappelear and Allen Smith.
Downtown Playhouse in Pocahontas will stage the classic “Our Town” in March. The Thornton Wilder play, which premiers March 4, tells the story of life in the mythical village of Grover’s Corners, New Hampshire. “Our Town” appeared on Broadway in 1938 to rave reviews and went on to win the Pulitzer Prize.
“Our Town” has been produced throughout the world and is one of Wilder’s most frequently performed plays. The simple story of a love affair is constantly rediscovered because it asks timeless questions about the meaning of love, life and death.
The drama looks at the relationship between two young Grover’s Corners neighbors, George Gibbs and Emily Webb. Their childhood friendship turns into romance, which eventually results in marriage. When Emily loses her life in childbirth, the circle of life is portrayed in each of the three acts of “Our Town” –growing up, adulthood, and death.
“Our Town” will be staged March 4, 5, 6, 11, 12, 18, 19, 20, 25 and 26 at Downtown Playhouse. The production is directed by Kelly Grooms, and it is sponsored by Farmers & Merchants Bank and Productive Staffing, LLC
Tickets are $25, including tax, and the cost of admission also covers beverage and dessert. There is a wide array of hot and cold beverages, and desserts include Chocolate Cream Pie, Key Lime Pie, Lemon Cake and Sugar Free Parfait.
Season tickets, which cover the cost of admission for “Our Town” and two other productions slated for this year, are also available for $60.
Downtown Playhouse is located at 302 North Marr Street in Pocahontas. For tickets and reservations call 870-758-2282.