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High School Students Perform "Our Town"

Senior citizens residing in the district are invited to the dress rehearsal on Thursday, Nov. 5 at 7 p.m. A reception will be held in the cafeteria at 6:15 p.m. There is no cost for senior citizens to attend the dress rehearsal, but pre-registration is requested by calling 795-5578.

Tickets for the Friday and Saturday night performances are $5 for students and $7 for adults.

The play is under the direction of Tricia Rickert and assistant directors Alex Robinson and Aaron Eding. There are more than 40 students involved in the production.

“Our Town” is a 1938 three-act play by American playwright Thornton Wilder. It tells the story of the fictional American small town of Grover’s Corners between 1901 and 1913 through the everyday lives of citizens. The three acts include “Daily Life,” “Love and Marriage,” and “Death and Dying.”  “Our Town” is sometimes called, “the greatest American play ever written.”

Main characters in the play are being played by Soren Wright, Emily Davidson, Heather Price, Jacob Emery, Mark Smendik, Hayley Smith, Braedon Halle, Maggie Doherty, Kam McLaughlin, Mason Rittenberg, Wyatt Tussey, Sierra Traub, Aaron Czarnecki, Jack Schneider, Jason McNamara, Noah Miller, David Cove, and Yanaha Miller. 

The play is narrated by a stage manager and performed with minimal props and sets. It is one of the most popular plays produced in high schools even today.