Parker School Dramatiques will present their production of Our Town by Thornton Wilder, opening on Saturday, October 13. The play is directed by the school’s new drama and dance teacher, Dr. Angela Alforque.
Dramatiques, Parker’s after-school drama troupe, was founded in 2004 and has brought to the stage such productions as Snow White and Seven Dwarfs of the Black Forest, Les Miserables, The Odyssey and Disney's Beauty and the Beast.
Our Town, described by playwright Edward Albee as "...the greatest American play ever written," the story follows the small town of Grover's Corners through three acts: "Daily Life," "Love and Marriage," and "Death and Eternity." Narrated by a stage manager and performed with minimal props and sets, audiences follow the Webb and Gibbs families as their children fall in love, marry, and eventually—in one of the most famous scenes in American theatre—die. First produced and published in 1938, this Pulitzer-prize winning drama is Thornton Wilder's most renowned and most frequently performed play.
The production features seniors Aidan Wharton and Megan Yost as Mr. and Mrs. Gibbs; sophomore Sean Dunnington as George Gibbs; freshman Lorenzo Arnouts and senior Lauren Sweere as Mr. and Mrs. Webb; and sophomore Maia Tarnas as Emily Webb.
Our Town showtimes are as follows: Saturday, October 13 – 7:00 p.m.; Sunday, October 14 – 2:00 p.m.; Friday, October 19 – 7:00 p.m.; Saturday, October 20 – 7:00 p.m.; and Sunday, October 21 – 2:00 p.m. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for students. $2 off the ticket price with your donation of one canned food item for the Parker School Food Drive (limit one discount per person, per performance).
PHOTO CAPTION: Parker School students Lauren Sweere (as Mrs. Webb), Lorenzo Arnouts (as Mr. Webb), Maia Tarnas (as Emily Webb), Sean Dunnington (as George Gibbs), Aidan Wharton (as Mr. Gibbs), and Megan Yost (as Mrs. Gibbs) on the set of Our Town.