Performance: Our Town

Our Town, written by American playwright Thornton Wilder, is a Pulitzer Prize winning play. It is a character story about an average town’s citizens in the early twentieth century as depicted through their everyday lives. Using metatheatrical devices, Wilder sets the play in a 1930s theater. He uses the actions of the Stage Manager to create the town of Grover’s Corners for the audience. Scenes from its history between the years of 1901 and 1913 play out.

About the Director

Kelly Bassett – Over the last 25 years Kelly has been involved in all facets of the local Bassetttheatre community. She last appeared on stage for the Springfield Theatre Centre’s production of Dirty Rotten Scoundrels. She spends most of her time these days behind the scenes directing. This year alone, she directed STC’s production of M*A*S*H and Winnie the Pooh. For Theatre Park, you have seen her direction in Anne of Green Gables and Little Women. Kelly is currently serving on the STC board of directors, as Vice President. She is looking forward to returning to TIP and the atmosphere of the park!


Stage Manager — Phil Funkenbusch
Emily Webb — Elizabeth Moody
George Gibbs — Forrest Sterling
Mrs Gibbs — Lora Beavers
Dr. Gibbs — Bob Fees
Mr. Webb — Dale Spoon
Mrs. Webb — Deborah Kerley
Rebecca Gibbs — Grace Thompson
Mrs. Soames — Mary Disseler
Wally Webb — Carter Sterling
Simon Stimson — Randy Robbins
Jo Crowell/Townsperson — Mackenzie Smith

Townspeople (Smaller parts will be cast from the following people)
— Kynzie Ashbaugh
— Phoebe Betters
— Abigail Cline
— John Kerley
— Ellen Mannion
— Shay McGhiey
— Beau Moody
— Melissa Sterling
— Sara Thompson

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