John F. Kaiser III – Navarro County Gazette
There are few pieces of entertainment that stand the test of time and truly earn themselves the title of “classic”. Thorton Wilder’s Our Town, was first performed at McCarter Theatre in Princeton, New Jersey, in 1938. It later went on to success on Broadway and won the Pulitzer Prize for Drama. Described by Edward Albee as “the greatest American play ever written“, the play remains popular to this day. A true classic.
This classic is returning to the Warehouse Living Arts Center after 31 years! Last performed in 1991, and before that in 1977.
Under the direction of John S. Davies, auditions will be held Sunday, July 17 at 2:30pm and Monday, July 18 at 6:30pm. Auditions will consists of cold reads from preselected sides and held on the main stage at the WLAC located at 119 W. 6th Ave., Corsicana, TX.
ABOUT THE PLAY
The play tells the story of the fictional American small town of Grover’s Corners through the everyday lives of its citizens. It represents Americana; the small-town life, it is a world most of us have never experienced. The fictional village of Grover’s Corners contains quaint activities of yesteryear like a doctor walking through town, making house calls. A milkman, traveling alongside his horse, happy in his work. Folks talking to one another instead of watching television. During the play, the Stage Manager (the show’s narrator) explains that he is putting a copy of “Our Town” in a time capsule. But the play is its own time capsule. However, as nostalgic as Our Town appears, the play also delivers four powerful life lessons, relevant to any generation.
Our Town requires a good sized cast of various ages. All roles, big or small, are vital to make up the people of this quaint little town. Regardless if you have never acted before but have always been curious, or it has been years since you have been on the stage, or you are just coming off of another show, the WLAC theatre urges all to come down and try out. There is a church choir in the show, so if you are a singer, come on out and become one of the people that make up the town Grover’s Corner.
ABOUT THE DIRECTOR
While this will be John S. Davies first time directing for our stage, he is no stranger to theatre. Davies has directed shows Off-Off Broadway, Regionally, for Colleges, Independent and Community theatres, and even directed an Industrial with Neil Armstrong. As an actor Davies has starred and co-starred in Film, Television, and Theatre productions.
For more information and list with descriptions of the roles available please visit www.theWLAC.com.
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The Hull Creative Arts Foundation and the Lampier Family.
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