The Our Town Tyringham Project
Thank you, Tyringham!
Our Town Press
Directed by Courtney O'Connor
Produced by Ann Gallo/UBU Theater
Performed by the residents of Tyringham, MA
Production crew residents of Tyringham, MA
Outdoor/Site Specific Performances - August 5, 6, 12, 13, 11:00am - bring a chair or Blanket
A community-based theater project is one in which theatre empowers, engages and celebrates a community. The Our Town Tyringham project is a site-specific, locally cast, daytime production of Thornton Wilder's Our Town. It will be staged outdoors on two site-specific locations in Tyringham, MA, to which the audience will move between acts. The cast, crew and volunteers will be primarily residents of Tyringham.
Set in and against the bucolic valley of Tyringham, MA (full-time population 411) Wilder's Our Town will be a celebration of Tyringham's people, beauty and resilience. The play explores the lives within a similarly small, quintessentially American town. Narrated by a Stage Manager the audience follows the Webb and Gibbs families as their children fall in love, marry, and eventually—in one of the most famous scenes in American theatre—die.
Produced by special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc.
Union Church of Tyringham, Tyringham Volunteer Fire Department, Tyringham Cemetery Commission, Town of Tyringham, Hop Brook Community Club, Tyringham Cultural Council, Otis Cultural Council, Monterey Cultural Council, Rural Intelligence, Fitzpatrick Trust