Fall production of ‘Our Town’ opens in auditorium


By Esther Babawande

Lights, camera, action and break a leg! The first drama production of the year, “Our Town,” opens today after school and runs through Saturday night.

“It’s a glimpse into small town life in New Hampshire prior to World War I, but it is more complicated than that,” said Ms. Meacham, drama teacher and producer/director. “Essentially, the playwright strips away props and scenery so that the audience has to focus on the lives and the actions of the characters in the play.”

Audiences will see characters going through their daily lives, but without the structures of home or the objects we usually use to fill time, Meacham said.  

Written in 1938, Thornton Wilder’s Pulitzer Prize-winning three-act drama shows the highs and lows characters experience living in their small town. This year will mark the play’s 77th anniversary.

The play runs about 100 minutes.  If you want to see a friend perform, you may have to ask what performance they are in because there are two casts for this production. The first cast performs today at 3:45 p.m. and Friday at 7:00 p.m., while the second cast performs Thursday at 3:45 p.m. and Saturday at 7:00 p.m.

Tickets are $6 and will be sold at the door.