If you’ve never seen “Our Town,” Thornton Wilder’s achingly beautiful story of life, love and death in New Hampshire, seeing it at a high school is not a bad option. The simplicity of the writing makes a solid production a reachable goal for young actors.
The show is made to be spare, a story that is unfolding as it is narrated by the all-knowing Stage Manager.
Pearl River High School marks the 75th anniversary of “Our Town,” the most produced play in American dramatic literature and winner of the Pulitzer Prize, with performances at 7 p.m., Feb. 8 and 9, weather permitting, at the Pearl River High School Auditorium.
Tickets are $10 and will be available at the door. Senior citizens with a PRSD Gold Card are admitted free of charge.
Declan Kelly plays the Stage Manager, Dominique Carrieri is Emily Webb and Tom Kinnally is George Gibbs in the production.
Pearl River High School is located at 275 East Central Ave. Producers advise theatergoers to take the first entrance off East Central Avenue and drive around the building to the flagpole parking lot. Both the main office and auditorium entrance are near the flagpole.