A woman in a black sweat suit stand and talks while holding up a finger.
Portia as Stage Manager with the cast of the Ford’s Theatre production of Our Town, directed by Stephen Rayne. Photo by T. Charles Erickson.

Our Town

Thornton Wilder’s Pulitzer Prize-winning drama presents a timeless commentary on the transience of human existence.

date January 25, 2013 — February 24, 2013

Teenagers George and Emily meet, fall in love, marry—and suffer the slings and arrows of everyday life. Wilder transforms their ordinary story into a poignant and captivating exploration of mortality and the interconnectivity of human beings.

In celebration of the play’s 75th-anniversary year, Stephen Rayne (The Heavens Are Hung In Black, Sabrina Fair and Parade) returns to direct a diverse cast, creating an Our Town for our time.

Artistic Team

Written by Thornton Wilder
Director Stephen Rayne
Scenic Design Tony Cisek
Costume Design Kate Turner-Walker
Lighting Design Pat Collins
Original Music and Sound Design David Budries and Nathan A. Roberts
Movement and Mime Director Mark Jaster
Hair and Make-Up Design Anne Nesmith
Production Stage Manager Brandon Prendergast
Assistant Stage Manager Kate Kilbane
New York Casting Laura Stanczyk Casting, CSA

Cast

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Portia

Stage Manager

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James Konicek

Doc Gibbs

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Jenn Walker

Mrs. Gibbs

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Kimberly Schraf

Mrs. Webb

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Christopher Wilson

Joe Crowell, Jr and Si Crowell

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Kevin McAllister

Howie Newsome and People of the Town

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Nickolas Vaughan

George Gibbs

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Brynn Tucker

Rebecca Gibbs

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Joey Ibanez

Wally Webb and People of the Town

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Alyssa Gagarin

Emily Webb

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John Lescault

Professor Willard and Joe Stoddard

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Craig Wallace

Mr. Webb

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Susan Lynskey

Mrs. Fairchild and People of the Town

Jon Hudson Odom

Mr. Carter and People of the Town

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Tom Story

Simon Stimson

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Kellee Knighten Hough

Mrs. Soames and People of the Town

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Frederick Strother

Constable Warren

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Tony Nam

Sam Craig and People of the Town

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Michael Bunce

People of the Town

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Erin Driscoll

People of the Town

From the Gallery

A young man leans against a latter while a young woman puts an arm around her soldier.

Brynn Tucker and Nickolas Vaughan as Rebecca and George Gibbs in the Ford’s Theatre production of “Our Town,” directed by Stephen Rayne. Photo by T. Charles Erickson.

A woman stands on a stage and speaks to the audience. Behind her a number of chairs are suspended in mid-air, half of which have people sitting in them.

Portia as Stage Manager with the cast of the Ford’s Theatre production of “Our Town,” directed by Stephen Rayne. Photo by T. Charles Erickson.

A woman stands on a stage and speaks to the audience. Behind her a number of chairs are suspended in mid-air, half of which have people sitting in them.

Portia as Stage Manager with the cast of the Ford’s Theatre production of “Our Town,” directed by Stephen Rayne. Photo by T. Charles Erickson.

A woman stands on a stage. Several people behind her sit in chairs, and several more sit in chairs suspended by wires in mid-air.

Portia as Stage Manager with the cast of the Ford’s Theatre production of “Our Town,” directed by Stephen Rayne. Photo by T. Charles Erickson.

A young man sits on the ground and speaks to a young woman who sits in front of him. Behind them are series of chairs, some empty and some with people sitting in them.

Our Town, by Thornton Wilder.Ford’s Theater 1/24/13.Director Stephen Rayne.Lighting Design: Pat Collins.Set Design: Tony Cisek.Costume Design:Kate Turner-Walker.Sound Design: David Budries.Photograph © T Charles [email protected]://tcharleserickson.photoshelter.com/

A woman stands on a stage full of chairs and ladders. Behind her a spotlight is focused on a standing min, while others sit in chairs and watch him.

Portia as Stage Manager in the Ford’s Theatre production of “Our Town,” directed by Stephen Rayne. Photo by T. Charles Erickson.

Two women dressed in gray sit in chairs on a stage and laugh together.

Jenn Walker and Kimberly Schraf in the Ford’s Theatre production of “Our Town,” directed by Stephen Rayne. Photo by T. Charles Erickson.

A group of people sit in chairs on a stage. Two stand on tall ladders. One man stands and speaks to the group.

The cast in the Ford’s Theatre production of “Our Town,” directed by Stephen Rayne. Photo by T. Charles Erickson.

A woman in a black sweat suit stand and talks while holding up a finger.

Portia as Stage Manager in the Ford’s Theatre production of “Our Town,” directed by Stephen Rayne. Photo by T. Charles Erickson.