During their first-ever summer production, the student club is tackling American playwright Thornton Wilder’s 1938 metatheatrical three-act drama. Wilder later won the Pulitzer Prize for drama for “Our Town.”
“On the surface, ‘Our Town’ seems to be a story about the people in the small (fictional) town of Grover’s Corners, New Hampshire, in the early 20th century,” director Bob Kelly said. “However, it follows the span of a human life, reflecting on the events and circumstances which unnecessarily occupy our time as opposed to what should.”
Using metatheatrical devices, Wilder set the play in the theater it is actually being performed in. Characters on the stage directly address the audience at times. The play is performed on a nearly bare stage with no set. The actors mime actions as there is a very minimal use of props.
Who’s in the Cast:
Sally Mellina (club president), Cecilia Young (vice president), Maxim Braem (secretary), Christopher Ryder (treasurer), Lauren Tyrie, David Pesce, Emily McClernon, Ian Byrne, Ryan Hanna, Kaitlyn Jaenicke, Max Crean, Jason Crean and SJC alumna Geena Moore ’18, who was excited to return to the College’s Drama Society.
Tickets will be sold at the door. General admission tickets are $8. St. Joseph’s students pay $5 with Student ID. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org.