Our Town

Friday, November 10, 2017
11:00 am

CB Productions

Neighborhood House

179 E Robie St
Saint Paul, MN 55107

Weekday Student Matinee
Friday, November 10, 2017 • 11:00 am

Produced by CB Productions, a theater company that works with homeschool students.
By Thornton Wilder

A classic American drama that still resonates with audiences today, Our Town is a touching and timeless story which examines the bittersweet textures of daily life, love and marriage, and death, all set in the small fictional town of Grover’s Corners, New England in the 1900’s. Through beautifully written prose, Wilder depicts the intricacies of his small town characters – the friendly chat with the milkman, the gossip over the back fence, the schoolyard flirtation — and subtly evokes the larger impulses that move beneath the surface of everyday life: the striving for love, the fear of death, the comfort in company, and the persistence of loneliness. Performed with minimal props and sets, Wilder creates a captivating way to keep the simple story new: he gives the audience a narrator, the Stage Manager, who interacts freely with the audience and cast and crafts around him a solid structure upon which to hang his play.

The story itself skillfully follows the Webb and Gibbs families as their children fall in love, marry, and eventually – in one of the most famous scenes in American theatre – die.

“Do human beings ever realize life while they’re living it – every, every minute?” — Emily Webb.

Our Town, recognized as one of the finest plays ever written by an American, will make you laugh, tear up and touch your heart.

Target age range: CB Productions believes this show would be enjoyed most by audiences in 3rd grade and up; however you are the best person to make this decision. The play Our Town can be found in any public library.

Cost per child/student: $12
Cost per adult/educator: $14
Early bird discount order by Sep 26, 2017 for $2 off per ticket ($10/child and $12/adult)

Group rate: $9 for groups of 25 or more

Reservations: Individuals and groups of less than 25 may order tickets online at cbproductions.org/ourtown/. Groups of 25 or more should use the Groups Sales form at cbproductions.org/groupsales/

For more information, contact CB Productions at cbproductions.org/contactus/

Evening and weekend performances
Friday, November 3, 2017 at 7:00pm
Saturday, November 4, 2017 at 7:00pm
Friday, November 10, 2017 at 7:00pm
Saturday, November 11, 2017 at 7:00pm
Sunday, November 12, 2017 at 2:00pm

 


Information subject to change. Please check with CB Productions for the most current information.