FDS - Our Town poster

Our Town

A drama by Thornton Wilder
Thursday 12 November 2009 - Saturday 14 November 2009
Faringdon Junior School, 26 Gloucester Street, Faringdon SN7 7HY
Directed by Peter Webster
Producer: Sandra Keen

Performances start 7:30 pm. Doors open 30 minutes earlier.
Tickets: £7. Concessions £5. Tickets were available from The Nut Tree, 2 Cornmarket, Faringdon.

‘Our Town’ by the American playwright, Thornton Wilder, is one of his two Pulitzer Prize winning plays. It is both an affectionate portrait of life in small town America and an attempt to put a value on the little events in daily life – the experiences which are common to so many of us. The action follows the lives of some of the inhabitants of the town over a period of thirteen years, as people grow up, marry and pass on.

Wilder felt strongly that theatre was limited by the constraints of the typical boxed set and has deliberately pared the set and props to the minimum, relying on the actors to create the atmosphere and to convey the relationships and emotions. He has therefore presented a real challenge to the actors.

More info? https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Our_Town

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Photographs by Ian Lee

Cast (in order of appearance):

Stage Manager - Debbie Lock
Dr Gibbs - Daniel Lander
Joe Crowell - Seb Allum
Howie Newsome - Allan Dover
Mrs Gibbs - Karen Whiffen
Mrs Webb - Janie Eyre-Brook
George Gibbs - Tom Woolman
Rebecca Gibbs - Jenny Whiffen
Winnie Webb - Hazel Wells
Emily Webb - Harriet Warner
Professor Willard - Dave Headey
Mr Webb - Adrian Wells
Simon Stimson - Gary Field
Mrs Soames - Sarah Varnom
Constable Warren - John Taylor
Si Crowell - Seb Allum
Mrs Morgan - Andrea Smith
Joe Stoddard - Dave Headey
Sam Craig - Richard Lock
Other parts played by - Katie Dyet; Carolyn Taylor; Joan Lee

See programme for further details.

Production No.162 (3 shows were performed over 3 days)