St Dominic RHS Drama Society Presents “Our Town”

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The Saint Dominic Regional High School Drama Society is proud to present their spring theatrical production of Thornton Wilder’s “Our Town.” This is a very powerful play, in which the students bring to life the characters of generations past. The audience is sure to fall in love with this small town community, and enjoy the journey on which this story will take them.

This play tells the story of life, death, and the hereafter as experienced by the people of Grover’s Corners, New Hampshire, around the turn of the 20th century. The story is told in episodic fashion by the Stage Manager (Benny Salzberg,) and centers around Dr. (Jamie Donahue) and Mrs. (Katie St.Pierre) Gibbs’s son George (PJ Koroski) and newspaper editor Mr. (Kyle Levasseur) and Mrs. (Stephanie Matthews) Webb’s daughter Emily (Whitney Danse.) These two are seen going to high school together, falling in love over sodas at the corner drugstore, being married, and suffering the tragedy of the death of Emily during the birth of her second child. Emily then discovers how painful a return to living is, when one walks among those who take the beauties of life for granted. We also meet many of the other people of the town, learning of their lives and dreams as they are set off against a background of social, philosophical, and religious tradition.

Town members include: David Chamberlain as Professor Willard; Chelsea Grant as Rebecca Gibbs; Doug Grant as Wally Webb; Jonathan Kuhl as Joe Stoddard; Richard Lamarre as Joe & Si Crowell; Samantha Laverdière as a choir member and one of the deceased; Joel Lyon as Constable Bill Warren; Linette Mailhot as a choir member and one of the deceased; Joel Martin as Sam Craig; Vincent Noori as Sam Craig/Farmer McCarthy; Josh Oliver as Simon Stimson; Justin Richardson as Howie Newsome; and Laura Robitzek as Mrs. Soames.

This show will take place at 7 p.m., May 12 and 13 at Saint Dominic Regional High School, 121 Gracelawn Road in Auburn. Tickets are $8 for adults and $5 for students and seniors. For reservations, please contact Mr. Noël Thibodeau at 782-6911 or email nthibodeau@st-dominic.net. For more information, please feel free to visit the Drama Society website at http://www.st-dominic.net/Clubs/Drama/Dramahome.htm.

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