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Madison College students present 'Our Town'

Madison College Performing Arts will present "Our Town" by by Thornton Wilder in the Mitby Theatre for two weekends in April.

  • Friday, April 13, beginning at 7:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, April 14, beginning at 7:30 p.m.
  • Sunday, April 15, beginning at 2:00 p.m.
  • Friday, April 20, beginning at 7:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, April 21, beginning at 7:30 p.m.
  • Sunday, April 22, beginning at 2:00 p.m.

Director, Miranda Hawk will take a classic story and tell it from a new perspective.

“Traditionally, Thornton Wilder’s character of the stage manager/narrator walks the audience through the streets of Grover’s Corners, the lives of fictional characters, their marriages, their death and reflections on those left behind," Hawk explained. "Audiences have come to expect the Stage Manager to be an older male actor, speaking to the audience with a wise and charming tone, bringing comfort as we check our own experiences against this beautiful story."

But this production flips the narrative and explores Our Town from the unassuming but sharp lens of the female protagonist, Emily Webb. "Our Stage Manager is a young female, reflecting the experience, hopes and dreams of the young Emily; to see the town, life and inspiration of the future ... imagining the possibilities,” said Hawk.

Call 608-243-4000 or visit Mitby Theater to purchase tickets or learn more about the play.

The Mitby Theater is located in Room A1017, of Madison College's Truax Campus.

Published April 9, 2018. Updated April 17, 2018.