May 4-5, May 11-12 8pm
directed by Ted Eaton
Tickets are also available at the door. Seating is general admission.
Needham Community Theatre presents Thornton Wilder's Pulitzer Prize-winning drama, Our Town, first produced and published in 1938. The play is set in the small fictional village of Grover’s Corners, NH. Our Town has become an American classic and is Thornton Wilder's most renowned and most frequently performed play. Wilder was dissatisfied with the traditional theatre of his time and his response was to use a metatheatrical style of playwriting. His minimalist scenery and other innovative theatrical devices are his way of stretching the story telling experience as far as the audience’s imagination can take it.
This provides the opportunity for Needham resident Ted Eaton, to be creative and literally think outside of the box in his directorial debut with NCT. Our Town's narrator, the Stage Manager, played by Needham resident Nicki Ramshaw, is completely aware of her relationship with the audience, leaving her free to break the fourth wall and address them directly. Come and be a part of this groundbreaking play. It is as compelling now as it was in 1938. Many other Needham residents are involved on and off stage including: Isabel Dirks, Jackson Bailey, Dan Henderson, Issy Zoppo, Naomi Fleegler, Tessa Jones, Karen Friend and Chris Tess.
Performances located at:
Presbyterian Church of Needham
Parking is at the Newman Elementary School located behind the church.
NCT is proud to introduce our cast:
Nicki Ramshaw - Stage Manager
Dan Henderson - Dr. Gibbs
Issy Zoppo - Mrs. Gibbs
Jackson Bailey - George Gibbs
Naomi Fleegler - Rebecca Gibbs
Joel Hersh - Mr. Webb
Jenna Brady - Mrs. Webb
Tessa Jones - Wally Webb
Isabel Dirks - Emily Webb
Elizabeth Reichman - Joe Crowell
Eva Taub - Si Crowell
Phil Paquet - Howie Newsome
Hannah Brown - Simon Stimson
Nicole Twomey - Mrs. Soames
Bruce Kantor - Constable Warren
Daniel Samnaliev - Baseball Player
Neel Samnaliev - Baseball Player
Elias Diamond - Sam Craig
Maeve McCluskey - Joe Stoddard
De Springer - Professor Willard
Questions? Email Heather Daley