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Come Home to 'Our Town' at Beck Center

Youth Theater presenting the Pulitzer Prize-winning play from Nov. 1 to Nov. 4.

A play — often described as “the greatest American play ever written” — is coming to the Beck Center for the Arts.

The Youth Theater is presenting Thornton Wilder’s Pulitzer Prize winning play Our Town on the Mackey Main Stage. 

But, if you’re interested in seeing it, you’d better act quickly: there’s only a short window to see it.

The show is slated to run from Nov. 1 to Nov. 4.

Show times are set for 7:30 p.m. Friday and 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. There is a 10 a.m. student matinee on Thursday, November 1.

Tickets are now on sale. 

According to a news release, Our Town tells the story of the Webb and Gibb families who live in the small town of Grover’s Corners. Narrated by a stage manager and performed with minimal set and props, the play is performed in three acts – Daily LifeLove/Marriage, and Death/Loss. Audiences follow the families as their children fall in love, marry, and eventually, in one of the most famous scenes in American theater, pass away. 

Our Town, directed by Jonathan Kronenberger, features a cast of dozens of students from Beck Center’s arts education programs. 

“With the 75th anniversary of Our Town coming up early next year, I felt it was perfect timing to explore this classic play with our students.” said Kronenberger, associate director of Beck Center’s Theater Education, in the news release. “Having the chance to work on this challenging piece of literature with actors ranging from 9 to 18 years old has been a real gift.

“There is so much to discuss, explore and share with these young actors. It reminds us how fleeting time is and yet how we never quite lose that child inside.”

Tickets for Our Town are $12 for Adult/Senior (65 and over) and $10 for Children/Student (18 and under).

To buy tickets, visit beckcenter.org or call 216-521-2540, ext. 10.

Gary Hudson October 22, 2012 at 12:54 PM
Wonderful play. Sure to grace the Beck Center. Break a leg Youth Theater...

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