Our Town

In an important publishing event, Samuel French, in cooperation with the Thornton Wilder estate is pleased to release the playwright’s definitive version of Our Town. This edition of the play differs only slightly from previous acting editions, yet it presents Our Town as Thornton Wilder wished it to be performed. Described by Edward Albee as “…the greatest American play ever written,” the story follows the small town of Grover’s Corners through three acts: “Daily Life,” “Love and Marriage,” and “Death and Eternity.” Narrated by a stage manager and performed with minimal props and sets, audiences follow the Webb and Gibbs families as their children fall in love, marry, and eventually—in one of the most famous scenes in American theatre—die. Thornton Wilder’s final word on how he wanted his play performed is an invaluable addition to the American stage and to the libraries of theatre lovers internationally

Cast/Characters

Stage Manager – Jim Jacques

Assistant Stage Manager – Christy Zimmermann, Lily Zimmermann

Mrs. Gibbs – Sharon Quinn

Mrs Webb – Jennifer Schleinz

Dr. Gibbs – Lee Tempas

Joe Crowell – Jon Cook

Howie Newsome – Jeff Kelm

Rebecca Gibbs – Hilary Mayer

George Gibbs – Holland White

Emily Webb – Brenda Pence

Wally Webb – Steven Thaves

Prof. Willard – Bob Deyo

Mr. Webb – Jim Johnson

Woman in Audience – Kim Prellwitz

Woman in Auditorium – Elizabeth Plotka

Lady in Audience – Sara St. Thomas

Simon Stimson – Richard Jordan

Simon Soames – Susan Chambers Johnson

Constable Warren – Bill Coldren

Si Crowell – Ben Johnson

Sam Craig – Lee J. Schneider

Joe Stoddard – Clark R. Kirst

Choir Members/ Townfolks/ Etc – Chuck Ebert, Don Held, Angela Landgraf, Anna Menzer, Elizabeth Menzer, Katherine Nye, Kim Singer, Cera Hope White, Heidi Sunshine White, Alexandria Wickland, Cassie Ziegelbauer, Terra Ziegelbauer

Production Staff

Director Ralph Maffongelli

Technical Director: Dustin L.Uhl

Stage Manager: Keith Rooker

Vocal Coach: Janice Westphal

Set Design: Dustin L. Uhl

Costume Design: Janice Remling

Light Design: Rick Klein

Sound Design: Dave Steinmeyer, Joe Selinski

Properties: Jackie Blindauer

Make-Up Design: Lynn Schultz

Master Carpenter: Lloyd Reilley

Paint Master: Colleen Bertram, Susan Baumgart