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THE EDGE ENSEMBLE PRESENTS THIRD PLAY IN NEW HOME!
OUR TOWN

BY THORNTON WILDER

DIRECTED BY KIM DUPUIS

PERFORMANCES AUGUST 11, 12, 17, 18, 19 @ 7:30 PM

    AND AUGUST 13, 20 @ 2:00 PM

 

The Edge Ensemble Theatre Company will present Our Town by Thornton Wilder in August, its third show in its new home at 310 Marlboro Street, Suite 112, Keene.  Performances will be at 7:30 PM on August 11, 12, 17, 18, 19 and at 2 PM on August 13 and 20. 

 

Kim Dupuis will direct this quintessential New England play set in Grovers Corners, New Hampshire. Where is Grovers Corners, New Hampshire?  Many people are under the impression that Peterborough is Grovers Corners, but The Edge has a different idea – The Edge believes it is Keene! Director Kim Dupuis also has another idea about the role of the stage manager. It is typically played by a man, but Dupuis has cast a woman, Catherine Behrens! In the cast are a host of favorite local actors, including Tom Bernstock, Cynthia Rodier, Grey Leinau, Rob Gray, Heather Herring, Carin Torp, Noah Carmel, Sienna Johnson, Spencer Garretson, Grace Johnson, Andy Cooke, Peter Eisenstadter, Paige Johnson, Andrew Bosworth, and David Chase. Tristan Shawley is assistant director, stage manager, and sound designer. Mary Kirk is costume designer, Susan Sanders is set and props designer, and David Teubner is lighting designer.

 

Thornton Wilder conceived Our Town in the 1930s in Chicago and worked on it intermittently in various locations, one of which was the MacDowell Colony in Peterborough, NH. The play is about themes that affect every human being: life, love and marriage, and death. It explores the relationship between two young Grovers Corners neighbors, George and Emily, whose childhood friendship blossoms into romance and culminates in marriage. Through this story, Wilder illuminates the value of even the smallest events of our lives.

 

Our Town was first performed at the McCarter Theatre in Princeton, NJ on January 22, 1938 and subsequently opened on Broadway, receiving the Pulitzer Prize for Drama. It was hailed by Edward Albee as “the greatest American play every written.”

 

Tickets are $18 general admission, $15 for seniors and students. Tickets must be purchased at the door by cash or check. No credit cards at this time. For reservations, call 603-352-5657 or email theedgeensemble@aol.com, or visit The Edge’s website at www.edgeensemble.org.  

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