AMPAG, Black Swan State Theatre Company Black Swan State Theatre Company:OUR TOWN by Thornton Wilder

OUR TOWN by Thornton Wilder

Image Credits: Richard Jefferson

February 2019

Sat 09 

08:00 PM

Black Swan State Theatre Company

Black Swan State Theatre Company

State Theatre Courtyard174-176 William St

PerthWA

 
 

A Pulitzer prize-winning American drama and one of a kind theatre event that speaks to us on the urgent necessity of living in the here and now. The fictional town of Grover’s Corner is brought to life, along with the town’s inhabitants as if they were our very own neighbours.

A BLACK SWAN PRODUCTION PRESENTED AS PART OF PERTH FESTIVAL

OUR TOWN

by Thornton Wilder

8 FEB – 23 FEB

State Theatre Centre Courtyard

WE CAN ONLY BE SAID TO BE ALIVE IN THOSE MOMENTS WHEN OUR HEARTS ARE CONSCIOUS OF OUR TREASURES.

What if a teacher was actually played by a teacher? An undertaker by an undertaker? A policeman by a member of the WA Police Force?

Our Town is Thornton Wilder’s Pulitzer prize-winning drama, a favourite of the modern American canon that brings to life the fictional town of Grover’s Corner. We get to know the town’s inhabitants, as if they were our very own neighbours. We follow their lives – some fleetingly and others more intimately – running the gamut of everyday human experience.

Within the minutiae of these characters’ lives – ordinary people going about their daily business – we will discover something extraordinary about who we are. Perth’s very own choirmasters and Uber Eats drivers join our cast of professional actors to populate and invigorate the story of Our Town.

This will be a one-of-a-kind theatre event, staged in the Courtyard at the State Theatre Centre. A unique Perth Festival offering that speaks to us on the urgent necessity of living in the here and now.

Pulitzer Prize for Drama (1938)

“A play that celebrates the extraordinary in ordinary lives has undoubted resonance.”

★★★★ — The Guardian

Recommended 12+

Contains adult themes.

DIRECTOR Clare Watson

CAST INCLUDES Abbie-Lee Lewis, Ian Michael, Shari Sebbens

SET & COSTUME DESIGNER Tyler Hill

LIGHTING DESIGNER Chloe Ogilvie

COMPOSER/SOUND DESIGNER Russell Goldsmith

ASSISTANT DIRECTOR Katt Osborne

More information at https://www.bsstc.com.au/plays...