by Fredericksburg Theater Company
Oct. 16 - Nov. 01, 2015
A story that is unassuming yet profound. A work of unparalleled imagination and heart. A stunning theatrical achievement that captures the experience of living in the moment. These are just a few reasons why Thornton Wilder's Pulitzer Prize-winning OUR TOWN is America's most acclaimed and produced play. The humble setting of small town Grover’s Corners becomes the backdrop to a poignant portrayal of how relationships and seemingly simple moments can provide the deepest echoes throughout our lives. “One of the finest achievements of the stage” – The New York Times (Rated G) This production has been generously underwritten by Carol Ann Shepherd.
Steve Reily directs Thornton Wilder's Pulitzer Prize-winning masterpiece about life and love in small town Grover's Corners.
Winner of the 1938 Pulitzer Prize for drama and described by Edward Albee as "...the greatest American play ever written," the humble setting of Grover's Corner, New Hampshire becomes the backdrop to a poignant portrayal of how simple moments can provide the deepest echoes throughout our lives. Written by Thornton Wilder, Our Town is highly regarded as America's most acclaimed and produced drama.
"Our Town was a ground-breaking drama when it premiered over seventy years ago," said Reily. "Of course it's familiar to many of us because typically, it's required reading in school. Several of our cast members had read or performed the play before. For myself, this is the third time I have worked on this play. Our production promises to capture the spirit of the original. Although the themes are universal, we hope to present them in a new and vibrant manner."
FTC announces an opportunity to showcase photos of Fredericksburg during their production of Our Town. The photo gallery showing, entitled Fredericksburg- Our Town is open to all amateur and professional artists. The showing will take place in the lobby of the Steve W. Shepherd Theater, 1668 S. US Hwy 87, Fredericksburg, TX. 78624.
All submissions must be of images captured in Fredericksburg, Texas and may be from any photographic process, film, or digital. Images selected for the show may be developed using any photographic process (digital, traditional darkroom, alternative, etc.). Our Town includes all areas commonly referred to as "Fredericksburg" such as Enchanted Rock. Entries must be brought to the theater office, located at 1668 S. US Hwy 87, Fredericksburg, TX. 78624, by October 13th, 2015. All images must be framed ready to show. Two images per an entry are allowed.
A People's Choice award, determined by ballots completed on the days the play is performed will be given on the final performance Sunday, November 1, 2015.
October 16 - November 01, 2015
1668 U.S. 87
Fredericksburg, TX, 78624
Runs Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m., Sundays at 2:00 pm. Special Thursday night performance Oct. 29th, 7:30 pm. No performance on Oct. 31st.
Admission is $29 for adults, $12 for children 17 and under. Tickets can be purchased online at www.fredericksburgtheater.org or by calling the box office at 830-997-3588
Special Educational Group Rate for any performance for students, teachers and chaperones. Students will receive study guides prior to the performance, and following the show FTC will host a 20-minute conversation with the director Steve Reily and cast members. The special discounted rate is only $8.00 per student, with free admission to a teacher or chaperone for every 8 paid student admissions.