Auditions for ‘Our Town’ scheduled

February 21, 2012
Filed under Arts and Entertainment

Open auditions for William Woods University’s upcoming play, “Our Town” by Thornton Wilder, will be held Feb. 27 and 28 at 7 p.m. in Cutlip Auditorium of the McNutt Campus Center.

The classic from dramatic literature will be produced at 7:30 p.m. April 19, 20 and 21 and 2 p.m. April 22 in Cutlip Auditorium.

Roles are available for community members, college and high school students. Limited children’s roles are available for ages 9-13. Children’s auditions begin at 6 p.m. Feb. 27 and 28.

The story 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 eventually — in one of the most famous scenes in American theatre — die.

American playwright Edward Albee described “Our Town” as “probably the finest play ever written by an American.”

The production will be directed by guest theatre artist, Kathy Potter. Joe Potter will provide scene and lighting design. Jane Friedman will design the costumes.

For more information, call the WWU theatre department at 573-592-4281.

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