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Thornton Wilder’s Our Town to open this weekend

written by Christian Ploetner

Our Town, written by Thornton Wilder will be opening this weekend in the Fine Arts Building Auditorium. There will be three shows: Friday and Saturday at 7:30p.m. and Sunday at 2:00p.m.

The play takes place in a little town called Grover’s Corners. The daily life proceeds at a predictable pace. The milkman arrives like clockwork, the neighbor’s gossip about nothing and children contemplate their future. Two of these children, George (James Power) and Emily (Reilly Geraghty), fall in love as adults and, despite last-minute nerves, get married. Their happiness does not last, however, as Emily dies during the birth of a child. Returning as a ghost, she ponders her existence.

“Our town is different because it’s an intellectual play. It requires a lot of dedication from the students in terms of becoming the character,” said Director Brent Braun.

Tickets can be purchased online in advance at http://prpfinearts.weebly.com/. Prices range from $5 to $10.

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