Our Town

Our Town

Our Town, performed by Platte Valley Players, Brighton Colorado's community theater group.Directed by Kelly Van Oosbree
Our Town is a three-act play by American playwright Thornton Wilder. It is a character story about an average town’s citizens in the early twentieth century as depicted through their everyday lives (particularly George Gibbs, a doctor’s son, and Emily Webb, the daughter of the town’s newspaper editor and George’s future wife). Using metatheatrical devices, Wilder sets the play in a 1930s theater. He uses the actions of the Stage Manager to create the town of Grover’s Corners for the audience. Scenes from its history between the years of 1901 and 1913 play out.
Cast:
Stage Manager — Dan Bray
Dr. Gibbs — Shane Delevan
Joe Crowell — Addison VandeWalker
Howie Newsome — Walden Schmidt
Mrs. Gibbs — Amy Stuemky
Mrs. Webb — Valerie Swanson
George Gibbs — Ryan Turner
Rebecca Gibbs — Lexi VandeWalker
Wally Webb — Jack Brogan
Emily Webb — Bri Tracy
Professor Willard — Keith Metz
Mr. Webb — Rand Moritzky
Woman in the Balcony — Carol Baros
Man in the Auditorium — Russel Neilsen
Lady in the Box — Carol Baros
Simon Stimson — Rob Gleichman
Mrs. Soames — Shelly Davis
Constable Warren — Zachary Venn
Si Crowell — Addison VandeWalker
Baseball Player 1 — Jake Cooper
Baseball Player 2 — Russell Nielsen
Sam Craig — Jake Cooper
Joe Stoddard — Dan Bray