Our Town Production Coming September 21-24 at SWOSU
Southwestern Oklahoma State University will open the 2019-2020 theatre season with Thornton Wilder’s Pulitzer Prize winning drama, Our Town. Members of the company include (front from left): Mary Hall, Newcastle; Ceirra Sorrells, Moore; Hannah Detweiler, Weatherford; and Savannah McCormick, Okarche. Middle from left—Cassandra Williams, Thomas; Jennifer Romero, Kingfisher; Payton Phillips, Shallowater TX; Dillon Propst, Stillwater; Braden Logan, Woodward; Emily Gill, Lawton; Reuben Woody, Duncan; and Parker Tidwell, Piedmont. Back from left—Rodney Cole Pryor, Elk City; Abby Darragh. El Reno; Alex Hawkins, Mangum; Roberto Tafoya, Kingfisher; Grant Anderson Crews, El Reno; and Aerrington Baker, Seminole. The production is directed by Steve Strickler and Jessica Salmans.
Southwestern Oklahoma State University will open the 2019-2020 theatre season with Thornton Wilder’s Pulitzer Prize winning drama, Our Town.
Performances are at 7:30 p.m. nightly on Saturday, September 21, Monday, September 23, Tuesday, September 24, and at 2 p.m. on Sunday, September 22, in the SWOSU Hilltop Theatre on the Weatherford campus.
The play recently marked an 80-year anniversary. Because of the unique staging being utilized, seating is limited and reservations are highly encouraged. The Hilltop Theatre Box Office can be reached at 580-774-6046 and is open Monday through Friday from 4-7 p.m. Tickets are $5 for adults and $3 for non-SWOSU students. Admission is free with a valid SWOSU I.D.
Through cooperation with Samuel French, Inc., of New York City, SWOSU Theatre will be presenting the playwright’s definitive version of Our Town. It presents Our Town as Thornton Wilder wished it to be performed.
The play is set in the fictional town of Grover’s Corners and follows the daily lives of the community members – especially the Webb and Gibbs families. Narrated by the infamous role of
the stage manager, the audience follows Emily Webb and George Gibbs through three acts: Daily Life, Love and Marriage, and Death and Eternity.