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Our Town
by Thornton Wilder

Dates: November 7 & 8, 7:30pm; November 9, 2:30pm
Tickets: Students: $5, Adults: $7, Seniors: $5

About the Show

Winner of the Pulitzer Prize in 1938, Our Town may be the most popular American play ever written. It explores traditional American values of religion, community, family, and the simple pleasures of life, while employing innovative elements such as minimalist stage sets, a Stage Manager who narrates and controls the action, and a character who speaks from the grave. Although the setting, characters, and events are commonplace, Our Town addresses such universal themes as mortality, the human condition, and the value of everyday life. In his preface to Three Plays Wilder wrote, “Our Town is not offered as a picture of life in a New Hampshire village; or as a speculation about the conditions of life after death… It is an attempt to find a value above all price for the smallest events in our daily life.”

“It is probably the finest play ever written by an American.” — Edward Albee

“Thornton Wilder’s masterpiece..An immortal tale of small town morality.” — The New York Times

“No American play describes more powerfully how we imagine ourselves.” — The New York Daily News

“No play ever moved me so deeply.” — Alexander Woolcott, The New Yorker

About the Director

Hailing from Portland, OR., Jenn Hunter is a director, teacher, actor and improviser. Her most recent productions were Rumors and Leading Ladies at LSSU, last year. She graduated with an MFA in Directing from University of Portland. Jenn has directed musical and non-musical productions throughout the Northwest. She was the Artistic Director of ComedySportz in Spokane, WA., as well as a company member of the Portland team. She also toured as an actor/director for a national tour of Missoula Children's Theatre. Some of her favorite productions include Footloose, Little Shop of Horrors, Lend Me a Tenor, Rocky Horror Picture Show, and The Crucible. In addition to her MFA in directing, Jenn also has a BFA degree in acting from the University of Montana and a Masters in Education from Eastern Washington University. She has also studied the Meisner Approach to Acting at The Neighborhood Playhouse in New York.

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