Thornton Wilder’s “Our Town” will be presented by the McKinney Repertory Theatre’s Young Actors Guild on Friday, April 25 at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, April 26 at 2:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, April 27 at 2:30 p.m. Directed by Kyle Januszewski and produced by Jacob Correll, the performance will take place at the McKinney Performing Arts Center located at 111 N. Tennessee St on McKinney’s historic downtown square.
The drama about two ordinary families living in adjacent houses in sleepy Grover's Corners, N.H., in the early years of the 20th century has been described by many as the Great American Play. The play details the everyday lives of those two families, the Gibbs and the Webbs. But underlying the events of their lives – marriages, births and deaths – is a hope for something more, a transcendental experience unique to the human condition.
Playing the part of the Stage Manager, who guides the audience through the town and introduces its inhabitants, is Young Actors Guild alumni Grace Bond. Grace has appeared in several YAG productions, most recently “Get Bill Shakespeare Off the Stage,” “Macbeth” and “Much Ado About Nothing.”
The two young people who grow up together over the course of the play, Emily Webb and George Gibbs, are played by Rachel Carnegie and Noah McLarty. “Our Town” is Rachel’s 8th play with YAG; her favorites are “Get Bill Shakespeare Off the Stage” and “The Taming of the Shrew.” Noah was previously seen in McKinney North’s production of “Jekyll and Hyde.”
Tickets are $11 for adults and $6.50 for seniors and students and are available by calling 214-544-4630 or at McKinneyPerformingArtsCenter.org.