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Thornon Wilderís Classic Our Town Presented on CUís Mainstage

Thornon Wilderís Classic Our Town Presented on CUís Mainstage

Creighton Universityís Department of Fine and Performing Arts will present Thornton Wilderís classic drama "Our Town" on the Mainstage of the Lied Education Center for the Arts (LECA) on the Creighton campus beginning of Oct. 3.

Directed by Bill Hutson, associate professor of theater at Creighton, Our Town will run Wednesday through Saturday, Oct. 3 through 6, 2007 at 7:30pm and Sunday, October 7 at 2:00pm.

Ticket prices are $10.00 for general admission, $8.00 for senior citizens and $5.00 for all students and Creighton University faculty and staff.
For ticket reservations, please call 402-280-1448.

Our Town, which won the Pulitzer Prize for drama in 1938, is one of Wilderís most recognized plays. Set in the small fictional New England town of Groverís Cornerís, New Hampshire at the turn of the last century, the play revolves around the lives of the everyday people of the town.

Cast members include Josh Doucette as the Stagemanager, John-Paul Gurnett as Dr. Gibbs, Michael Davidson as Joe Crowell, Tim McCandless as Howie Newsome, Rachel Mans as Mrs. Gibbs, Rebecca Schier as Mrs. Webb, Josh Peyton as George Gibbs, Kelsey Dawson as Rebecca Gibbs, Matt Karasek as Wally Webb, Kathleen Lawler as Emily Webb, Matt DeNoncour as Professor Willard, Bill Grennan as Mr. Webb, Laura Nowatzke as the Woman in Balcony, Michael LaGarde as the Man in Auditorium, Kate Simmons as Lady in Box, J.P. Rankin as Simon Stimson, Lexi Venteicher as Mrs. Soames, Wesley Pourier as Constable Warren, Michael LaGarde as Si Crowell, Michael Davidson and Michael LaGarde are the Baseball Players and Assistant Stage Managers, Dan Oberhelman as Joe Stoddard and Will Goodwin as Sam Craig.

Our Town is produced through special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc. This production is funded, in part, by the generous support of the Richard and Mary McCormick Endowment Fund for the Fine and Performing Arts, the Grace Keenan Fund and another anonymous source.

Information for this and other events can be found at the Departmentís web site at

The LECA Mainstage is located on the Main Floor of the Lied Education Center for the Arts, 24th and Cass Streets; it is open from 1 to 4pm daily, including weekends. It is recommended that theatre patrons arrive at least one-half hour before curtain time. Visitor parking is located west of the building and is accessed from Cass Street. Additional visitor parking is available, on the weekends and after 5pm, on the top level of the new 24th Street parking structure

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