WWU Theatre to Perform ‘Our Town’

Lessons of life and death are learned in “Our Town,” to be
presented this month by the William Woods University Theatre Department.

The
play will be
performed April 19, 20 and 21 at 7:30 p.m. and April
22 at 2 p.m. in Cutlip
Auditorium of the McNutt Campus Center.

American playwright Edward Albee described “Our Town” as “probably the finest play ever written by an American.”
 
Jason Cavallone of Chicago, Ill., is
cast as Stage Manager (the
main character/narrator).
 
Our Town explores
the relationship between two
young Grover’s Corners neighbors, George Gibbs, (played by Nick Hoover of
Kingdom City, Mo.) and
Emily Webb, (Kassaundra Davidson of Roseau, Minn.), whose childhood
friendship blossoms into romance,
and then culminates in marriage.
 
When Emily loses her life in childbirth,
the circle of life portrayed in each of the
three acts of Our Town””growing up,
adulthood, and death””is fully realized.Our Town explores the relationship between two young Grover’s
Corners neighbors, George Gibbs and Emily Webb, whose childhood friendship
blossoms into romance, and then culminates in marriage.

Other WWU student cast members are: Joe Merlotti of St.
Louis, Mo., as Howie Newsome;
Paige Runge of St.
Louis, Mo., as Mrs. Webb; James
Fitzmaurice of Columbia, Mo., as Professor
Willard and First Dead Man; and Stephen
Chamineak of Hazelwood, Mo., as Simon Stimson.

 
Also, Kayla Jo Pulliam of Bloomington, Ill., as Mrs. Soames; T.J.
Green of Brandon, Miss., as Constable Warren;
Michael J. Dodson of St.
Louis, as Baseball
Player and Joe Stoddard; Bailey Campanini of Camdenton, Mo., as First Dead
Woman and Townsperson; and Maggie Hunter of Columbia, Mo., as Second Dead
Woman and Townsperson.
Shannon Magee of St.
Charles, Mo.; Jennie McFadden of Alton, Ill.; and Taylor Teel of Sunrise Beach,
Mo., play townspeople of Grover’s Corners, N.H.
 
Community players are Mya Alonso as Rebecca Gibbs,
Jim Bucher as Mr. Webb,
Bethany Elliott as Joe Crowell, Logan
Garner as Baseball
Player, Lindsey Hux as Mrs. Gibbs, Rylee
McCray as Si Crowell, Jody
Paschal, as Dr. Gibbs, Kim
Pierce as Third Dead
Woman and Artistic Lady, Josh
Rusler as Wally Webb,
Teresa White as Woman in Auditorium and
Kelsey Wolfmeier as Townsperson.
 
Paschal and Hux are William Woods University alumni and have
been seen in numerous
productions over the years.
 
The play will be directed by guest theatre artist, Kathy Potter. Joe Potter will provide scene and lighting design. Jane Friedman will design the costumes.
 
Ticket prices are: adults, $12; children (6-12), $6; WWU faculty/staff/students
$8; and seniors (62+) $10. To order tickets
or call the box office at 573-592-4267.