Marywood University’s department of music, theatre, and dance will present “Our Town” by American playwright Thornton Wilder. The show will be guest-directed by Maura Malloy and performed at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 2 and Saturday, Oct. 3 in Marywood’s Sette LaVerghetta Center for Performing Arts.
Admission is $10 per person. Special admissions prices include: $8 for seniors, $6 for students and free admission for IHM Sisters and those with a valid Marywood ID.
Over the course of three acts, “Our Town” explores the lives of the citizens of a small fictional American town, called Grover’s Corners, at the turn of the last century. The play is divided into three aspects of the human experience: Daily Life, Love and Marriage, and Death and Dying. Wilder spoke of his play as, “the life of a village against the life of the stars.” He was awarded the 1938 Pulitzer Prize for Drama.
The cast includes: David Zarko as Stage Manager; Travis Murray as Dr. Gibbs; Phoenix Sixto as Joe Crowell, Jr.; Markis Blackwell as Howie Newsome; Ashley Bohn as Mrs. Gibbs; Sarah Wagner as Mrs. Webb; Kenneth Doyle as George Gibbs; Amanda Merrill as Rebecca Gibbs; Max Snyder as Wally Webb; Dana Jackson as Emily Webb; James Langan as Professor Willard; Nick Grevera as Mr. Webb; Tiffany Atkins; Alexa Creavy and Matthew Murphy as various town folks; Darren Cementina as Simon Stimson; Jade Litaker as Mrs. Soames; James Malloy as Constable Warren; Rebecca Darling as Samantha Craig, Chris Norton as Joe Stoddard, Taylor Patullo as Wedding Soloist, and Patrick Hein as the Fiddler.
The production team for the play includes: Maura Malloy, director; Chuck Gorden, theatre program director/producer; Robert Lozada, lighting design; Judy Snyder, production manager and scenic designer; Mary Ann Swords-Greene, costume design; Patrick Toomey, technical director and sound design; Amanda Hirschler, assistant director; Kristin Stewart, stage manager; Markis Blackwell, assistant stage manager; Jessica Lochie, wardrobe supervisor; Tiffany Atkins, wardrobe assistant; Amanda Hirschler, lighting technician; Kenneth Doyle, lighting assistant; Erin Wagner, sound technician; Samuel Mitschele-Dauenhauer, properties master; Jade Litaker, properties assistant; Delaney Malloy, wrangler; Katherine Bischak, and Tatiana Tell, house managers; Rebecca Darling and Dana Jackson, box office; Kristin Stewart, Darren Cementina, Markis Blackwell, Amanda Hirschler, Nick Grevera, and Kenneth Doyle, lighting crew.
Ticket purchases with a credit card, can be made by calling Marywood University’s Box Office at (570) 348-6211, extension 6097. To purchase tickets at the performance, cash or check payments (made payable to Marywood University) will be accepted. Credit card payments will not be accepted at the door.