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WKU fall theatre season opens with ‘Our Town’ Sept. 24-29

The WKU Department of Theatre and Dance opens its fall season Sept. 24-29 with the heartwarming play Our Town by Thornton Wilder.

OurTown posterThis well-known gem, directed by Professor of Theatre Scott Stroot, looks at the people of Grover’s Corners. As insightful, moving and relevant today as ever, the show is an enduring standard of 20th century American theatre, reminding us that the greatest gifts are often found in the smallest, everyday details of our lives.

“It’s a classic piece of American theatre,” said Luke Smith, a junior from Louisville. “It’s a great story about two families and how they interact through life.”

Cast members include Paige Brouillette, a sophomore from Franklin, Tennessee; Colby Clark, a freshman from Bowling Green; Ethan Corder, a junior from Charlestown, Indiana; Matthew Dant, a freshman from Louisville; Alexa Denson, a junior from Greenbrier, Tennessee; Brooke Eden, a sophomore from Fort Mitchell; Brett Hunt, a senior from Belton; Sydney Johnson, a sophomore from Lawrenceburg; Gabriel Pless, a sophomore from Brentwood, Tennessee; Alex Reeves, a sophomore from Louisville; Brandon Smith, a sophomore from Morgantown; Elijah Smith, a freshman from Fancy Farm; Luke Smith, a junior from Louisville; Mason Stevens, a sophomore from Somerset; Reagan Stouvenour, a sophomore from Nashville, Tennessee; Nick Struck, a freshman from Louisville; Miranda Swan, a junior from Elizabethtown; and Elliott Talkington, a senior from Owensboro.

The classic play will be presented at 8 p.m. Sept. 24-26 and Sept. 28-29 with a 3 p.m. matinee on Sept. 27 in the Russell Miller Theatre at WKU’s Ivan Wilson Fine Arts Center. Tickets are $15 for adults and $12 for students and seniors age 62 and up. Tickets can be purchased at wku.showare.com or by calling the Fine Arts Box Office from noon to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday at (270) 745-3121.

More information about the WKU Department of Theatre and Dance can be found at www.wku.edu/theatre-and-dance or by calling the department at (270) 745-5845. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter @WKUTheatreDance.

Contact: Julie Pride, (270) 779-2560

 

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