Newly appointed Artistic Director, Maxwell Williams, makes his New Orleans theatre debut directing Wilder’s Pulitzer Prize-winning masterpiece. Groundbreaking at the time of its premiere, and beloved ever since, Our Town tells the captivating tale of two intertwined families, and the small town of Grover’s Corners, U.S.A. Using the history of New Orleans, and particularly Le Petit Théâtre for inspiration, our fresh take on this quintessential American play will re-invigorate your love of drama.
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Meet The Cast of Our Town
DUFFY AUSTIN (Joe Stoddard), ELI BARRON (Joe Crowell/Si Crowell), MICHELLE BENET (MARTIN) (Mrs. Webb), KERMIT C. BURNS III (Man in the Auditorium, Ensemble), ROBERT A. COLLINS, Ph.D. (Professor Willard), LEON CONTAVESPRIE (Simon Stimson), ANN DALRYMPLE (Mrs. Gibbs), EMMA FAGIN (Rebecca Gibbs), CAVAN HALLMAN (Sam Craig), JAMES HOWARD WRIGHT (Mr. Webb), GREG CHANDLER MANESS (George Gibbs), L. JEFFREY MARTORELL(Howie Newsome), SARA MINERD* (Emily Webb), JADEN NORRIS (Wally Webb), SILAS COOPER* (Dr. Gibbs), MARY PAULEY (Mrs. Soames), CAROL SUTTON* (Stage Manager), CONSTANCE THOMPSON (Woman in the Balcony), RHIANNA VAN HELTON (Lady in the Box), DAVD SELLERS (Constable Warren)
* Member of Actors’ Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers
By: Doug MacCash
Le Petit Theatre du Vieux Carre's new artistic director Maxwell Williams doesn't want "Our Town," the 1938 classic by Thornton Wilder, to come off as a museum piece. So he's made a few changes to the way the much-loved play is typically produced, including casting one of New Orleans' premier actors, Carol Sutton, in a role usually held by a male. Read more here.
By: John Pope, Nola.com
Nearly a century ago, a group of theatrically minded New Orleanians gathered in a friend's Garden District home to study plays and act out the parts for their own amusement.
"We had no money, so we each put up $2, and we bought books so we could read the plays," said Martha Robinson, a member of that group, in a 1976 interview in The Times-Picayune.
They called themselves the Drawing Room Players. When the United States entered World War I, the amateur thespians moved out of the Garden District and into area military camps to perform for soldiers. Read more here!
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