Our Town

1943 • Theatre Jacksonville

Set in the small town of Grover’s Corners, this timeless drama delves into the everyday lives of its residents, revealing universal truths about the human experience. read more
Set in the small town of Grover’s Corners, this timeless drama delves into the everyday lives of its residents, revealing universal truths about the human experience. read more

Details

Venue
Little Theatre 2032 San Marco Blvd
Jacksonville, FL 32207
Playwright
Date premiered
January 22, 1938
Setting
1901 to 1913. Grover's Corners, New Hampshire, near Massachusetts.

Synopsis

Our Town unfolds in the early 20th century in the fictional American town of Grover’s Corners, New Hampshire. Through the everyday activities of the Webb and Gibbs families, the play offers a profound reflection on the simplicity and complexity of ordinary life. Narrated by the Stage Manager, who also interacts with the audience and characters, the story moves through three acts focusing on daily life, love, and death. Thornton Wilder’s minimalist stage setting directs attention to the dialogue and actor performances, emphasizing themes of community, mortality, and the fleeting nature of time.

Cast

Stage Manager
Baseball Player
Constable Warren
Dr. Gibbs
Maitland Belknap
Emily Webb
Mary Rose Howe
George Gibbs
Billy Anderson
Howie Newsome
John C. Coleman
Joe Crowell
Louis Odom
Joe Stoddard
Pierce Poyntz
Miss Willard
Mr. Webb
John J. Maher
Mrs. Gibbs
Edythe Guernsey, Sr.
Mrs. Soames
Emily McKnight
Mrs. Webb
Rebecca Gibbs
Edythe Guernsey, Sr.
Sarah Craig
Mary Poyntz
Si Crowell
Eddie Tarratus
Simon Stimson
Wally Webb
Townspeople
Bess Hulett , Billy Ivey , Hugh Gingras , Ida Mae Odom, J. C. Coleman, Jack Harrell , Laura Saunders , Mary Poyntz, Pierce Poyntz

Crew

Stage Manager
Assistant Stage Manager
Technical Director
Lighting Assistant
Audrey Jordan , Ginger Hicklin
Costumes
Crew
Beverly Jordan, Bobby Paul, Elmo Lehman , Ginger Hicklin, Heidi Meyer , Irma Stockwell , Jesse Hoagland
Sound Effects
Jack Harrell , Louise Odom, Maitland Belknap, Van Norman
Program and Publicity

Orchestra

Organist
Ida Mae Odom

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