VERO BEACH — The Saint Edward’s School Theater Department has announced that the Upper School production of Our Town, the Pulitzer Prize winning play by Thornton Wilder, will be performed in the Waxlax Center for the Performing Arts on Friday Oct. 28 at 7 p.m. and Saturday, 29 at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.
While the play originally debuted in 1938, this drama in three acts remains one of the most produced American plays. New York’s City Beat attributes its staying power to its “universality, its simplicity and its immediacy.” Broadway’s most recent revival of the production in 2002 starred Academy Award winner Paul Newman in the role of the Stage Manager.
In the Saint Edward’s production the Stage Manager role will be played by senior Jamari Williams, who has been in numerous stage productions. Characters Emily Webb and George Gibbs, the young couple who are the focus of the story, are played respectively by senior Kaitlin Haire and junior Matt Murphy.
Others in the production include veteran Saint Edward’s talents including seniors Ethan Klein and Austin Carroll, juniors Cara Brueggeman, Megan Cook, Caroline Petty and Sarah Lambert; and relative newcomers: sophomore Natalie Deibe; freshmen Eric Lambert and Cassidy Layton; and 8th graders Karissa Mokoban and Hannah Taylor.
The production also includes Saint Edward’s choral instructor Daniel Koh as Emily’s father, Doctor Gibbs.
Whether you are a classicist, a lover of American drama or just looking for superior family entertainment, this production is sure to please. Audiences of all ages are welcome.
Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for students and seniors. Tickets may be purchased at the door or in advance.
The Waxlax Center for the Performing Arts is located on the Saint Edward’s School campus, 1895 Saint Edward’s Drive.
For more information, call Theatre Director, Maggie Baker, at 772-492-2371. To purchase advance tickets, visit www.steds.org/waxlax.
For more information on Saint Edward’s School visit www.steds.org or call 772-231-4136.