October 30, 2008
The Conservatory of Theatre Arts at Webster University Presents the Pulitzer Prize-Winning Drama “Our Town"
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Webster Conservatory students Maggie Wetzel, Adam King and Brian White (in suit) Please give photo credit to Claudia Burris
Webster University’s Conservatory of Theatre Arts presents the American classic “Our Town,” by Thornton Wilder. The production runs from Nov. 12-16 in the Browning Theatre of Webster’s Loretto-Hilton Center, 130 Edgar Road. Curtain time is 8 p.m., except Sunday, which will have a 2 p.m. matinee only. Admission is $12 for the general public and $6 for senior adults and students. For ticket reservations, call the Fine Arts Hotline at 968-7128.
“Our Town” chronicles the simple, but rather pleasant lives of the Gibbs family, the Webb family and their neighbors in the Grover's Corners, New Hampshire in the early years of the 20th century. Guided by the narration of the omniscient stage manager, the audience experiences a journey through daily life, love and marriage and ultimately death. This poignant and profound masterpiece highlights the joyous and heartbreaking act of living and reveals the universal truths that connect us all.
Winner of the 1938 Pulitzer Prize for Drama, “Our Town” has become a much beloved classic and is probably the most frequently produced play by an American playwright.
Quin Gresham, artistic director of Arrow Rock Lyceum Theatre, directs “Our Town.”