A landmark in American drama, Thornton Wilder’s Pulitzer Prize-winning Our Town tells the story of a small town, Grover’s Corners, New Hampshire, in order to tell us the story of every town, the whole world over. Narrated by the “Stage Manager”, we follow the Gibbs and Webb families, residents of Grover’s Corners, through twelve years of life changes -- from the mundane in Act I, “Daily Life,” to the romantic in Act II, “Love and Marriage,” to the devastating in Act III, “Death and Eternity.” Through the young lovers Emily and George, their strong and loving parents and the many other Grover’s Corners’ locals, Wilder delivers universal truths about what it means to be human. “Oh, earth,” Emily Webb exclaims towards the play’s end, “you’re too wonderful for anyone to realize you.” With humor, wit, and exceptionally powerful storytelling, Our Town offers a unique opportunity for audience members to make precisely that realization.
Characters: Stage Manager, George Gibbs, Emily Webb, Dr. Gibbs, Mrs. Gibbs, Mr. Webb, Mrs. Webb, Mrs. Soames, Simon Stimson, Rebecca Gibbs, Wally Webb, Howie Newsome, Joe Crowell, Jr., Si Crowell, Professor Willard, Constable Warren, Joe Stoddard
Auditions are July 8, 6:30 to 8:30pm and July 9, 9:00 am to 1200pm at Springfield Middle School auditorium.
Have a prepared monologue or we will provide a cold read.
If under 18 you must have parent or guardian with you at auditions.
Those interested in auditioning for Mrs. Gibbs or Mrs. Webb will need a pantomime or I will have one for you. If call backs needed, they will be on July 10 at 2:00 pm.
If unable to audition at these times, please email Rusty to set up appointment time, Rusty.Riddlle60@gmail.com.
Production dates are September 8, 9, 10, 16, 17 @7:00 and September 11 @ 2:00.