Villiers School presents ‘Our Town’
Rehearsals are well underway for this year’s TY Drama Production ‘Our Town’ which will see over 80 students take to the Lime Tree stage in a classic play by Thornton Wilder.
It’s a day just like any other, and the townsfolk of Grover’s Corner get on with their daily routines; Howie Newsome delivers the milk with Bessie, his trusted horse, Joe Crowell does his newspaper round, the school children finish their homework just in time for school, and Simon Stimpson is preparing for an evening’s rehearsal with the town choir. It’s just like any other ordinary day in Grover’s Corner. Two families, the Gibbs and the Webbs, living in adjacent houses, are the focus of the play. However, underlying the everyday events of their lives – marriages, births, and deaths – is a hope for something more, a transcendental experience unique to the human condition. ‘Our Town’ is a play in three acts that follows the lives of George and Emily as they transition from childhood to adulthood. Both heartwarming and groundbreaking, Wilder’s ‘all American play’ is a classic that will have the audience both laughing and crying.
Directed by Ann Blake and Niamh Bowen, Our Town will be brought to the stage by Villiers Transition Year students performing and working on all aspects of production.
Director, Ann Blake stated, “This is a unique and wonderful opportunity for Transition Year students, who experience all aspects of production through mentorship and apprenticeship. I’m particularly excited about this year’s show! I would have loved an opportunity like this when I was in Transition Year.”
Co-director Niamh Bowen is equally enthused, “They are a great group to work with, this year’s show is going to offer audiences a unique experience!’
The play runs for two nights on Thursday February 2nd and Friday February 3rd at 8pm in The Lime Tree Theatre, Limerick.
Tickets are available from School Reception 061 -451 447 and from the
Lime Tree Box Office 061 – 953400 and at www.limetree.ie
Adult €15, Concession €10