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Auditions For “Our Town” Sept. 8, 9

By Staff | Aug 26, 2008

Emmetsburg Main Street Community Theatre will bring the play “Our Town” to the stage this fall.

A character in the play remarks, “My, wasn’t life awful – andwonderful!?”

“This is a line that somewhat summarizes the whole play,” says director Jackie VanOosbree. “That line shows that life has both its upsides and downsides and that we never really notice the ipmortance of our lives while we live them.”

“Our Town” involves a large cast of male and female characters. There are parts for grade school children, young adults, high school students and adults, including senior citizens.

The director says there are eight major speaking roles and 17 secondary characters.

“I hope that past acrors for the theatre will think about joining this cast,” said VanOosbree. “We are also hoping that newcomers to our stage will audition.”

The three act play ‘Our Town’ by Thornton Wilder is perhaps the most frequently produced play by an American playwright, VanOosbree explained.

Wilder received the Pulitzer Prize for the drama in 1938. Productiosn of “Our Town” received the Drama Desk Award and th Tony Award in 1989 for Best Revival.

Auditions are set for Monday and Tuesday, Sept. 8 and 9, at the Main Street Performance Center located at 19th and Lake in Emmetsburg. Auditions will be held between 7 and 8:30 p.m.

Scripts are available at Emmetsburg Public Library.

“‘Our Town’ is a beautiful play and I’ve wanted to direct it for years. It will be very special,” said VanOosbree.Production dates are scheduled for Nov. 18, 19 and 20, and Dec. 5, 6 and 7.

For more information, contact Jackie VanOosbree at 712-4808-3766.