Thornton Wilder’s “Our Town,” produced by Lincoln County High School in partnership with Samuel French Publishing, opens in the small town of Grover’s Corners, N.H., a town that is much like our very own Fayetteville.
Beginning with a powerful speech given by the stage manager, Fayetteville’s own Ray Fraley, the play introduces the audience to two very average families: the Gibbses and the Webbs. The play follows young Emily Webb and George Gibbs, brought to life brilliantly by Lauren Maddox and Cody Turner, as they experience life, love and loss. Before the audience’s eyes, George and Emily live their lives, the audience experiencing the pain of loss and feeling every moment between the two.
This ensemble cast, under the leadership of Adam Faulkner, English and drama teacher at LCHS, brings the play to life while encouraging the audience to use their imaginations to experience the true power and beauty of the play. Thornton Wilder’s instructions allow for a very simple set, allowing the mind to fill in the gaps and the audience to experience the play in their own way.
This tear-jerking rendition of the timeless masterpiece will leave everyone relating to the story of George and Emily in one way or another.
Mark your calendars for April 12 and 13 at 7 p.m. nightly and April 14 at 2 p.m. Tickets will be sold at the door and are available in the front office in advance. Ticket prices are $10 for adults, $7 for students and seniors and free for children under four. Shows will take place in the Adnia Rice Theatre at Lincoln County High School.
“Pack your tissue and your imagination and come prepared to be moved by this marvelous cast in a way that you have never been moved before,” Faulkner said.