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Stages at CCC Presenting Thornton Wilder's 'Our Town'

 

Stages at Camden County College will ask, “Does anyone ever realize life while they live it … every, every, minute?” when it presents the classic Thornton Wilder play “Our Town” for six performances in May.

 

“Our Town” follows the everyday lives of the average people who inhabit the village of Grover’s Corner during the early 20th century through three acts: “Daily Life,” “Love and Marriage” and “Death and Eternity.” The “Stage Manager” character guides the play, taking questions from the audience, describing locations and making key observations about the world the play creates.

 

Performances of “Our Town” will be given at 8 p.m. May 4, 5, 10, 11, 12 and May 6 at 3 p.m. in The Little Theatre. The venue is located inside Lincoln Hall on the College’s Blackwood Campus at College Drive and Peter Cheeseman Road in Gloucester Township.

 

Directing the production is instructor Daniel Patrick of Laurel Springs. Stage manager is Laura Seymour of Audubon, and musical director is Michael Walker of Trenton. Set and lighting design is by Donald Swenson of Pitman, and costumes are by Melissa Rittman of Sicklerville.

 

Swenson also is performing the role of “Dr. Gibbs.” Starring in the show are Shawn O’Brien of Laurel Springs (“Stage Manager”), Ian Taylor of Erial (“George Gibbs”) and Sadie Mawson of Voorhees (“Emily Webb”). The cast is completed by Anne Buckwheat of Woodstown (“Mrs. Gibbs”), Felice Capece of Blackwood (“Mrs. Soames”), Christopher Cornaglia of Atco (“Sam Craig”), Jabari Fowler of Somerdale (“Mr. Webb”), Victoria Gold of Hi-Nella (“Rebecca Gibbs”), Mike Hatfield of Hi-Nella (“Constable Warren”), Jason MacDermott  of Blackwood (“Howie Newsome”), Liz Rodriguez of Cherry Hill (“Mrs. Webb”), Kamarie Shelley of Hi-Nella (“Ensemble”), Greg Still of Lindenwold (“Joe Stoddard”), Robert Swenson of Galloway (“Joe Crowell”), Jack Swenson of Galloway (“Wally Webb”) and Matthew Weil of Lindenwold (“Simon Stimson”).

 

Tickets cost $15 for adults and $10 for children, senior citizens and CCC students, faculty and staff with valid identification. A special rate of $8 is available for individual members of groups totaling 20 or more.

 

To reserve tickets, visit www.stagesccc.com. For additional information about the

production, call (856) 227-7200, ext.4737, or e-mail stages@camdencc.edu.


Published: May 01, 2012