'Our Town' opens for two-weekend run

La Salle's production of Thornton Wilder’s play “Our Town,” opens Friday, Nov. 9. The show runs through weekends through Sunday, Nov. 18.

Tickets can be purchased online or at the door.

The Pulitzer-Prize winning drama traces the circle of life through two families in the small town called Grover’s Corners.

"'Our Town' is really a story about all of us, about the human experience -- life, love, death," said director and drama teacher Michael Shelton. "It's an unassuming play that addresses some of the most powerful experiences of life. It asks important questions of the actors and the audience and it does so with humor, character, and authenticity."

More than 60 students from La Salle are staging the show. The cast has been rehearsing for weeks while the crew has been building sets and gathering turn-of-the-century props and costumes.

No matter how each of the students is involved with ‘Our Town,’ said Shelton, all those working on it are learning life skills such as how to collaborate, tell stories, take risks, manage a project, work within a budget, and adapt to change.

In addition, he said, students who participate in theater "learn the power of community and family and working together to create something beautiful. They learn empathy for others through these diverse characters and stories we tell, and they learn how worthy each and every life is."

Showtimes:

  • Nov. 9, 10, 16, & 17 at 7 pm
  • Nov. 11 & 18 at 2:30 pm

Tickets for all performances cost $12 for each adult, $10 for each student and senior available at lsprep.org/ourtown/ or at the door.

 

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