Friday, November 30 2012 - 9:30 pm
The students of Lower Cape May Regional High School will present Thornton Wilder’s charming and delightful snapshot of hometown Americana, Our Town, on Wed., Nov. 28 through Fri., Nov. 30 at 7 p.m. in the Paul W. Schmidtchen Theatre at Lower Cape May Regional High School, Route 9 in Erma.
Our Town is a play about two days in the lives of the folks who live in Grovers Corners, New Hampshire near the turn of the twentieth century and the meanings they ascribe to the comings and goings of the hearts and minds of their tiny community in its day-by-day journey about the sun.
Young Emily Webb and young George Gibbs are the focal points of Wilder’s story and they offer witness to their town’s coming of age in their courtship and eventual marriage; they are the catalysts around which a lot of small-town-life furniture gets rearraged.
The company includes Hamilton Wilde as the Stage Manager, Jack Weber as Doc Gibbs, Alyssa Fazio as Mrs. Gibbs, Jennifer Hickcock as Mrs. Webb, Jason Fazio as Editor Webb, Katie O’Neill as Emily Webb, and Zackary La Torre as George Gibbs.
Rounding out the company are Danielle Whitten, Francesca Cooper, Caitlyn Romich, Ricky Wilde, Jordan Watson, Caitlyn Joyce, Shelby Moulton, Jasmine Mallek, Kyra Adams, Angela Harron, Ryan Hastings, Samantha Bender, Jeremy Reilly, Maggie Chase, Andrea Bispels, Caitlyn Joyce, Autumn-Marie Pilczuk, Lori Hartman, Devon Jameson, Mandi Chiaro, Megan Verycken, and Alex Mitchum.
The people of Grovers Corners visited the Schmidtchen stage once before in 1985 when then student Lisa Harper (who would later go on to win a Kennedy Center award for her 1995 play AN' PUSH DA WIND DOWN) directed Paul Jennings, Angel McHale, Becky Snyder, Jake Fox, Philadelphia and Cape May’s own Jeff Coon, and a host of former students as part of her Teen Arts Community Outreach.
On-stage seating is limited each evening of performance and admission is five dollars.
Our Town is produced and directed by Paul J. Mathis with the special permission of Samuel French, Inc., New York.