The time honored classic drama "Our Town" will be presented at Forge Theatre beginning Friday, January 11, 2013 and running through January 16. Performance dates are January 11, 12, 18, 19, 24, 25, and 26. Evening performances are set for 8 p.m. and a Sunday matinee is at 2 p.m.
Admission is $12 for adults and $10 for youth under 18.
"Our Town" is set in Grover's Corners, New Hampshire. Join the actors and crew as they explore the world of Thornton Wilder's masterwork of the American theatre. This innovative production spins a blazingly intense and sharply satiric story of two small-town families, all the while reminding us that the past is a dream that glows with the evening warmth of memory in a present viewed in the cold light of day.
Our Town is directed by Deb Braak and produced by Marnie Herzfeld with Mike Shoeman as Stage Manager and Melanie Magolan as Dramaturg.
The cast features Liz McDonald as Emily Webb, John Schanck as George Gibbs, Drake Aaronson as Doc Gibbs, Maria Jarrell as Mrs. Gibbs, Elie Jarrell as Rebecca aGibbs, Sue Murhy as Mrs. Webb, Eric Jarrell as Mr. Webb, Zander Dake as Wally Webb, Steve Schulz as Simon Stimson, Beth Eustis as Mrs. Soames, Melanie Magolan as Joe Crowell/Si Crowell, Mike Shoeman as Constable Warren/Sam Craig, and Brian Schwartz as Howie Newsome/Joe Stoddard.
It is appropriate that Our Town be presented here in Phoenixville, truly our town, as the plans for Forge Theatre to relocate to another facility have been put on hold. The Board of Directors of Forge Theatre wishes to thank the community of Phoenixville for the loyal support during these past few months. The search for a newer, more modern, more spacious location with adequate on site parking is still in progress and Forge will be announcing fundraising plans toward this goal after the first of the year.
For reservations, visit www.forgetheatre.org or call 610-935-1920. Advance reservations are strongly recommended.