by Thornton Wilder
Audition: Sunday 4th November 2018 at 2.30pm
Performances: 18th to 23rd February 2019
Director: Dick Langridge
Performances 18 – 23 February 2019
Audition Date: Sunday 4 November 2018 at 2.30 pm
Described by Edward Albee as “…the greatest American play ever written,” the story follows the small town of Grover’s Corners through three acts: “Daily Life,” “Love and Marriage,” and “Death and Eternity.” Narrated by a stage manager and performed with minimal props and sets, audiences follow the Webb and Gibbs families as their children fall in love, marry, and eventually die – in one of the most famous scenes in American theatre.
The Narrator, Stage Manager
Dr. Gibbs, town doctor
George Gibbs, son of the Gibbs*
Rebecca Gibbs, daughter of the Gibbs*
Mr. Webb, editor of town’s newspaper
Emily Webb, daughter of the Webbs*
Wally Webb, son of the Webbs*
Sam Craig, cousin of Emily and Wally*
Mrs. Soames, town gossip
Si Crowell, paperboy*
Jo Crowell, paperboy*
Simon Stimson, choirmaster
Howie Newsome, milkman
Joe Stoddard, undertaker
*The children grow up during the play, so there can be two actors playing these parts.
The scripts will be available from the theatre from 4 October 2018. Please sign the sheet provided and return the scripts as soon as possible in order that others may read them. For further information please ring Dick Langridge on 01227 372306.